Mini White Bean Burgers

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Everyone loves a good burger. So much so that approximately three-quarters of all American restaurants include a burger on their menu. Fortunately, there are lots of great options for making plant-based burgers. Check out some great options, including these Mini White Bean Burgers.

Vegan Burger Options

Black bean burgers

Black beans make a versatile burger patty. They mash up to a smooth consistency and lend themselves to just about any seasonings you desire. Black beans are a super simple way to throw together some vegan burgers in mere minutes.

Mushroom burgers

Mushroom Lentil Burgers

Some people keep it simple and just toss a large portobello mushroom on the grill. Drizzle on some olive oil and sprinkle some seasonings, and you have a juicy meat alternative.

Though they take a bit more effort than that, I love this recipe for Vegan Mushroom Lentil Burgers. These super-wholesome, hearty burgers combine a variety of flavors for a delicious burger.

Meat alternative burgers

The Beyond Meat burger rivals any ground beef burger in flavor and texture. If you want something that looks and tastes like meat, this is your best option. Made with pea protein, one Beyond Meat burger packs on 20 grams of plant protein, so it’s also a great option for low carb diets.

Sweet potato burgers

Often combined with black beans, sweet potato burgers offer up a unique taste and texture to the burger scene. If you love sweet potatoes, experiment with sweet potato burgers.

White bean burgers

Similar to black beans, white beans offer a wonderful backdrop for a variety of flavorful burgers. They mash up easily and, because of their somewhat bland flavor, they lend themselves to so many seasonings. This recipe uses cumin, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce for mouthwatering burgers. Finished with a zesty lemon herb sauce, these mini white bean burgers pack on the flavor.

I adapted the recipe from a recipe from Purple Carrot, my favorite vegan meal delivery box. Grab a box and make eating plant based a whole heck of a lot easier.

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Mini White Bean Burgers

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield:2 servings

Ingredients

14 oz. can cannellini beans

1 garlic clove, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce

1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

1/4 cup chickpea flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise

8 stems of fresh parsley, leaves picked and minced

1 lemon, halved

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Half head of curly kale, stems removed, and chopped

4 oz. can roasted red peppers, diced

Large handful of green beans, stems removed

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse cannellini beans. Add beans, garlic, cumin, nutritional yeast, Worcestershire powder, flaxseed meal, chickpea flour, and salt to a food processor. Pulse until combined, about 10 times.
  2. Shape the bean mixture into 4 patties. Transfer to the refrigerator until ready to cook.
  3. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, parsley, and juice of half of the lemon. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Next, place two large, non-stick skillets over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to each skillet. In one skillet add the green beans, and cook until charred in some places. Add chopped kale and cook until just wilted, about 2-4 minutes. Add the roasted red pepper and season with salt and pepper. In the other skillet, crisp the white bean burgers until golden brown on each side, about 2-5 minutes per side. Transfer the burgers to a plate and char the remaining half of a lemon.
  5. Add the kale and green beans to a plate and top with mini white bean burgers. Drizzle with lemon herb sauce. Garnish with charred lemon quarters and serve.

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