If anyone ever tells you vegetarians are missing out on beef burgers and such, then you tell them; “Well you haven’t read the Greenlove blog lately have you?” Not sure what effect that will have but give it a shot anyway. What we are sure of is that this burger patty will satisfy any ardent meat eater and vegetarians alike. We’re hoping to come up with a vegan version pretty soon but here’s what we have so far. Read on to discover a great tasting and healthy vegetarian burger.

You’ll need these ingredients for 6 patties:

Chopping garlic and onions for vegetarian patty

  • 410g Can of Red kidney beans
  • 1 Large Onion, chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tblsp Red Wine
  • 1 Tsp Whole grain mustard
  • 2 Tblsp Tomato paste
  • 2 Slices brown or full grain bread
  • 2 eggs
  • Ground coriander, salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • A bit of flour to coat patties

How we did it:

Rinse the red kidney beans.

Red kidney beans went into this burger patty

Fry the chopped onion and garlic till soft and brown.

Now mix everything together. Mashing the beans a bit, but not too much as you still want some texture to the patties.

Take the desired amount of the mixture and press it into patties, coat them with flour and put them in the freezer for about 10 min.

Heat oil in a frying pan and add the patties when the oil is hot. Turn once after about 5 min. So that’s 5 min on each side.

Oh yeah. We made a little mushroom sauce to go with the burger. You can of course use any burger sauce you prefer.

Hope you like it!

Vegetarian bean burger patties ready for the for the pan

Vegetarian Burger


Aloha! I'm Carien. I live in South Africa in an area called the Swartland (Black Land). I live on a small holding (Homestead) and I am a full time house wife with one husband (yes, only one), one son, one dog, a few sheep and plenty of chickens. Living as natural as possible is a passion of mine. Inclined to a mostly organic vegetarian diet I tend to post healthy food recipes, green tips and information on natural and organic and natural living.


  1. Do you think i can use tinned beans, and also put in tinned lentils ???

    • Carien

      Hi Ansie

      Sure you can! I’ve used tinned organic Red kidney beans. Dried, home cooked is just healthier 🙂 you can use whatever legumes and beans you like. I’ve made delicious burger patties from Chickpeas as well.