The Perfect Gluten-free Vegan Kidney Bean Burgers

Bean burgers are a must when being vegan, and the homemade versions are always the healthiest. The really important part of this recipe is adding a lot of spices. You do not have to use exactly what I used, just remember to taste a lot whilst adding and make sure the seasoning is strong. I usually double the recipe and freeze down the left-overs so my little sister has a quick and healthy option when I can not make dinner. I also make gluten-free burger buns from scratch using this basic yeast bread dough recipe and serve it with homemade vegan thousand island dressing, which you can easily make before-hand and just freeze the buns and refrigerate the dressing. 

Ingredients, makes 10 medium sized burgers:
  • 500g kidney beans
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp potato flour/starch
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree 

  • Cayenne pepper
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Paprika powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper

  1. Peel and finely chop the garlic and onion before placing it in a bowl. Add in all the remaining ingredients, except for the starches, and mash roughly with a fork/hand blender (it should NOT be like a puree, see picture above to get an idea of the wanted texture). If you use canned beans remember to rinse them thoroughly before using them. When adding the spices start out with 1 tbsp of each and then taste to get the perfect combination. You probably need a lot more or else you will get very bland burgers, and keep in mind that the flavors somewhat reduces a bit when cooked so you it needs to be very heavily seasoned.
  2. Add in the starch gradually and mix. Using damp hands form each burger and cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes, or until golden, in a non-stick pan sprayed with low-cal spray. When the burger is done place it on a plate with a kitchen towel underneath and let it rest until some of the water as been absorbed, about 5 minutes.

You can serve this with lots of freshly chopped up vegetables, homemade burger dressing and homemade gluten-free burger buns

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  1. This looks so good! I'm lactose intolerant and I have a sensitivity o gluten and I don't eat meat! I'm always looking for yummy recipes like this :) can't wait to try it!

    1. Great, glad that you found something to your liking! :)


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