Bean Veggie Burgers

I grew up eating veggie patties.  Mom would serve them smothered in gravy and accompanied by potatoes and a veggies. Leftovers would be recycled as “hamburgers” for lunches or snacks.  We usually have some sort of veggie burger or veggie loaf in the fridge for exactly the same reason.

I probably have 25 versions of this recipe, but this happens to be the one I used today.


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Lightly oil a cookie sheet
  3. In a large frying pan sauté 2 cups of grated veggies in olive oil.  The important thing is two cups of veggies not the kinds, but for the record here is what we used today was
    • 1 medium onion
    • Garlic to taste
    • Mixed peppers (I use a mix of Jalapeno and Anaheim)
    • 1 carrot
  4. When onions are clear add herbs and spices and continue to cook 5 minutes longer (you may need to add a little extra oil):
    • 1Tablespoons fresh thyme or 1Teaspoons dried
    • 1 Teaspoons dried mustard or 1Tablespoon prepared mustard
    • Optional:  1 teaspoon salt
    • Optional:  1  teaspoon of cumin
  5. While the veggies are sautéing, get out the food processor
    • Grind 1/2 c of dried bread into crumbs
  6. When the veggies are done throw them into the food processor with the dried bread crumbs and add
    • 1 1/2 cup of black beans (or 1 15 oz can of drained black beans
    • 1/4 cup applesauce or for those who are not vegan add 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup chia seeds
    • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  7. Pulse the entire mixture in the food processor about 20 times or until it is well mixed and then empty it into a large bowl
  8. Take a handful of the mixture and make it into a 3 inch ball; you should have  between 6 and 8 patties
  9. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 1/2 hour
  10. Pull patties out of the oven and turn over; once they are turned use the spatula to gently flatten each one out
  11. Return to the oven and bake for 1/2 hour

If you are in a hurry or you don’t want to heat the kitchen up with the oven you can always fry them in a shallow pan.  In any case the extras make wonderful sandwiches.

Got any veggie burger recipes you want to share?  Send them to me! I will try them out and then publish them giving you full credit and a link to your email, blog or website.

About Genene Cote

Genene Coté -- Nutrition Advocate, Counselor and Coach who is also a Whole Food Plant Based Eater (vegetarian/vegan), cook and gardener.
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