I’ve spent many years perfecting this burger patty recipe, I’ve tried lentils, kidney beans, soya products, you get the picture! I finally think I’ve cracked it with this black bean and chickpea combo. Just the right amount of texture and flavour to ensure a perfect vegetarian burger. Enjoy!
Something that all vegetarians appreciate is a well made vegetarian burger. Simply put, they are hard to find! I’ve tried all manner of vegetarian burgers over the years and so many have ended in absolute disappointment. I would go so far as to say that some have been absolute monstrosities!
No! Plonking a big piece of fried tofu between two burger bun halves does not warrant a vegetarian burger!
Take your horrible over processed kidney bean patties and . . . well you get my drift.
I have to admit, making a vegetarian patty is not easy! I’ve tried so many different ingredients over the years and it has turned out a disaster on many occasion. Either it falls apart, or it’s too dry, or it’s too wet and doesn’t cook or it simply tastes bleugh!
So, I am so happy that I have finally created a lovely vegetarian burger patty. But there was a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get here (not to mention a lot of beans).
These burgers do cook better if you leave them to sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes before cooking, they just seem to hold together firmer. But if you don’t have time to do this, everything will still work out ok!
- 400 g cooked chickpeas (I used canned and drained)
- 400 g cooked black beans (I used canned and drained)
- 1 onion
- 1 large bunch fresh parsley
- 3 Tbsp worcestor sauce (or more to taste)
- 3 Tbsp chipotle sauce (or more to taste)
- 1 egg
- 1½ cups dried breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt to season
- pepper to season
- Put all of the ingredients, except the breadcrumbs and egg, into a blender and mix.
- Stir in the breadcrumbs and then mix in the egg.
- Shape into burger patties.
- I find it best to now put the burger patties in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm up, but you don't have to do this.
- Heat a pan with a little olive oil and fry the burgers on each side until golden (about 5 minutes each side).
- Serve with your favourite burger ingredients, I serve it with: melted cheese, fried onion, a slice of tomato, some lettuce, sliced gherkin, tomato sauce (optional) and a fresh bun.