Wednesday, June 8, 2011

White Kidney Bean Burgers

We've had these burgers several times over the last few weeks (can you tell it's bbq season?), and every time they are totally devoured before I have a chance for seconds.  SO GOOD.  It started out with a recipe from Veggie Burgers Every Which Way but since that recipe involved olives I decided to totally change it up.  Not a fan of olives, can you tell?  We had the burgers with some coleslaw and steamed asparagus.

White Bean Burgers

2 sliced onions
2 cans of white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp chopped fresh sage
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp cumin
2 tbsp ground flax seed + 2 tbsp water (mixed together)
1+ cup bread crumbs
salt and pepper
juice from 1/2 lemon

*Cook onions in butter on low until caramelized (at least 30 minutes)
*In a food processor, pulse together onions, garlic, sage, flax seed mixture and half the beans
*Transfer to a large bowl and add remaining ingredients
*Cook in a small amount of olive oil for 5-6 minutes per side
*Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes, flipping once


  1. These are DELICIOUS!!! Slight modification: used fresh cilantro from my garden instead of the cumin & parsley! YUM!
    I missed your blog while you were away.... you're my new inspiration for tasty meals :)
    xoxoxo april

  2. Is the browning in olive oil just to get some colour on the burgers? If so, could we just lightly brush them with olive oil on each side, go directly into the oven, and skip the frying step? That would save 10 minutes.