Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mixed Bean Burgers

I am a BIG fan of bean burgers! I'm yet to find a type that I don't like. But these ones were particularly tasty. Even my hubby who is not a bean burger fan thought these ones were ok.
Mixed Bean Burgers

You'll need:
2 cans lentils
1 can butter beans
1 batch okara -or other plant milk pulp (approx 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 Tablespoon garlic
1 Tablespoon Italian herbs

Drain all the canned beans & combine in a large mixing bowl.
Mash the beans together and then add the remaining ingredients.
With wet hands shape the mixture into patties and place on a lined baking tray.
Bake in a preheated 180C oven for 40 mins until golden brown and firm.
These burgers need to cook for longer than other burgers as the okara adds quite a bit of moisture to them. Don't worry they won't dry out being in the oven that long - they will just brown nicely and be cooked through and won't fall apart.


Alternatively you can fry them in a frying pan. Approx 7 minutes each side. Be gentle when flipping.

Makes 12 burgers


  1. I am with you - love all sorts of bean burgers - do you make your own tofu or soy milk to produce the okara?

    1. Yes I regularly make my own soymilk, and that's where I get the okara from.
      You could use other plant milk pulp or sub a mix of almond flour & milk to get a similar consistency :-)

  2. nice! i wanna try that. i might go with oat flour in almond milk for my pulp!

    1. Sounds good! I think it definitely helps to have a 'pulp' alternative because not too many people make their own soymilk these days ;-)

  3. We made these today and enjoyed them. Always nice to be able to use up some okara.

    1. I'm so encouraged by all the recipes you're trying - thank you :-)
      Yes okara can sure pile up if we don't have enough recipes to use it up!