Kidney Bean Burgers

    35 minutes

    These versatile vegetarian burgers can be baked, barbecued or pan fried. Serve in a floury soft roll with avocado, lettuce, sour cream and grated or shredded cheddar cheese.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
    • 1 tin (400g) red kidney beans, drained
    • 1/2 green capsicum, chopped
    • 1/2 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 1 jar salsa (450g)
    • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
    • 3 tablespoons wholemeal flour
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 pinch chilli powder
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Place carrot into a bowl, and fill with a little water. Cover with plastic film, and cook in the microwave for 2 minutes or until soft. Drain.
    2. Mash beans and steamed carrot in a large bowl. Mix in green pepper, onion, salsa, breadcrumbs and wholemeal flour. Season with salt, black pepper and chilli powder. Add more flour to create a firmer mixture, or more salsa if the mixture is too stiff. Form mixture into 8 patties.
    3. Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat, and add olive oil. Fry the patties for about 8 minutes on each side, or until browned and firm.

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    Really love these burgers, I use a food processor instead of mashing, much easier. I also make double the amount and use a can of 5 bean mix as well as the can of kidney beans. To give a bit of crunch I add sunflower seeds and sesame seeds  -  07 Apr 2014


    I changed the recipe around and it turned out fabulous! I did not use carrot. I rinsed and drained the black beans (instead of kidney beans) and fried them with the onion, green pepper, lots of cumin and chili pepper, and garlic. Then I combined the bean mixture with the flour, about 1/4 cup of sala, more chili pepper, 1/4 cup of cilantro (this really made it), and 1/2 a cup of rolled oats instead of breadcrumbs (so much healthier!). They formed perfectly into burgers and I coated them with hot sauces and I baked them for 15 minutes. Delicious! Edit: I made this again the same as above, but this time I combined oats AND cooked brown rice until the consistency was right. I think it was even better!  -  20 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I've never made my own veggie burgers myself and was scared to try, but this was quick and easy. However, I kind of figured 2 cups of salsa would be way too much, so I used only 1 and it was exactly right. I also used black beans because we love them, a red bell pepper instead of green, and took another reviewers suggestion to cook the chopped onions and peppers first so they wouldn't be crunchy. I got eight nice patties out of this and fried them. Served them on buns with a little sour cream and shredded cheese.  -  09 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)