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Vegetarian Bean Burger

I enjoy finding vegetarian options that I can swap in for classic items, such as burgers. I like beans and I like burgers, so I gave this a shot. My daughter loved her patty and my husband, who prefers a classic burger, thought it was a great alternative. Let me know what ingredients you choose to put it, Enjoy!

Bean Burger Completed

Bean Burger


1 can pinto bean (or any starchy bean you prefer)
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
Worcestershire sauce (a few big splashes)
salt and pepper
red pepper flakes
chopped small red bell pepper
Cilantro chopped finely (handful)
hot sauce (optional, but I like spicy)

*optional seasonings: cumin, curry powder, dill, BBQ sauceā€¦the options are endless.

Burger Toppings

Any of your favorite toppings would be great on this.
I like kale, red onion, pickles, pepper jack cheese and tomato


  1. Mash 1 can beans, 2 tbsp flour, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce (a few drops) and all the seasonings you choose to add. This step is hard but just keep mashing. You can add a 1/2 tsp water if you need to.
  2. Add chopped bell pepper and cilantro.
  3. Once all mashed form patties (4 small or 3 big)
  4. Heat a flat skillet to medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. Drop patty onto warm skillet and do not touch for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Warm bun in oven while your patty is cooking.
  6. After 4-5 minutes, shake pan lightly to loosen patty, and flip. It should be lightly browned. Cook on new side fore 3-4 more minutes.
  7. Put on prepared bun and enjoy.

Patty before Cooking

Bean Burger Raw

Patty after cooking, nicely browned

Bean Burger cooked

All dressed up and delicious!

Bean Burger Completed

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