Kidney Bean Burgers

These burger patties are quick, easy and cheap to make, delicious to eat, and also vegan-friendly! I like to make a batch of them to eat outside with friends in summer, and they’re perfect for a fast-food meal without the fat.


This recipe makes four medium patties, but if you want to make mini burgers (for a party or as some tasty bites for kids) you could get about ten patties out of the mixture.

What you will need:

1 tin of kidney beans

½ an onion, diced

1 clove of garlic, crushed

Paprika or cumin (optional)

Cooking oil

  1. Drain and rinse the kidney beans in a colander, then remove them to a medium sized bowl
  2. Add the diced onion and crushed garlic
  3. Mash together with a fork until the ingredients form a paste – this step takes some elbow grease, but it’s worth it!Image
  4. Add paprika, cumin or other spice if you want to give some extra flavour and a bit of a kick to the patties; I usually use about ½ a teaspoon of paprika
  5. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and put in the fridge for a minimum of ten minutes
  6. Heat oil in a pan on the stove but don’t use too much, these patties are not deep-fried!
  7. Remove the mixture from the fridge and roll into balls (size depends on your own preference)
  8. Flatten the balls between your palms and shape into pattiesImage
  9. Add them to the pan and cook until they have darkened to a golden brown
    Note: When flipping the patties over, be aware that they may change shape as the mixture is quite malleable, but they can easily be reshaped with a spatula
  10. Once cooked you can eat these patties as they are, or add them to burger buns with your choice of salad and sauces. You can also try this recipe using a tin of mixed beans if you want to change it up a bit. Enjoy!



8 thoughts on “Kidney Bean Burgers

  1. Pingback: Vegan “Meat” Balls | The Veggie Slaughterhouse

  2. I,ve bean a vegan 4 4 years now!!! Beans are good But I don,t eat kidney. I don,t eat any stuff from animals like meat or heart or liver or anything from animals. What can I use instead of kidney??? Looks yum though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hi! Well, kidney beans aren’t actually from an animal, that’s just the name they have, but I’ve also done this recipe with chickpeas…it’s a much crumblier mixture but still tastes good 🙂 You could also try borlotti beans?

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