Veggie burger

Veggie burger

I’m not ashamed to say that I’m no stranger to a burger, but this is the first veggie burger I’ve made.

If I’m honest (and I always aim to be) I didn’t know where to start, so I pulled some ingredients out and threw them together.

Honestly I don’t know if there are rules to making a good veggie burger but I can’t tell you how happy I am with the end result!

his is one of the many lean recipes that I’ve created where flavour and simplicity are key. There are hundreds of lean recipes in my app The Lean Cook with adjustable calories and macros.

Ingredients for 2 servings

400 g mixed beans, tinned
198 g sweetcorn, tinned
75 g onion, diced
1 garlic clove, grated or crushed
75 g carrot, grated
75 g butternut squash, cooked
0.5 rice pouch
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
30 g spring onion
10 g flat leaf parsley
30 g panko breadcrumbs
15 g olive oil
sea salt


  • Line a baking sheet with non stick foil and set aside.
  • Put a medium frying pan onto the heat and add the oil.
  • Add the diced onion and garlic and cook until they have softened.
  • Transfer the cooked onion and garlic to a food processor.
  • Drain the mixed beans but reserve the liquid and place the drained beans into the food processor.
  • Drain and add the sweetcorn to the food processor along with the remaining dried ingredients and spices.
  • Pulse the food processor 5-10 times to combine the ingredients being careful not to overdo it.  You don’t want a paste.
  • Using a teaspoon, take a little of the mixture and taste it to check the seasoning.  Add a little seasoning to taste at this point and pulse one more time.
  • If you feel the mixture is a little dry to form into patties, add a tablespoon of the liquid from the drained beans and mix with a wooden spoon.  Repeat this step until you’re happy!
  • When you’re happy with the mixture, divide your mixture and make 4 patties.
  • Place the patties onto the lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • To cook, place the medium pan back onto the heat and gently colour both sides of your burger to your liking.  All of the ingredients are cooked so you’re warming and colouring the burger.
  • Serve your burger with a lovely salad or homemade chips!

Recipe Notes

  • Feel free to change the beans. Kidney beans work really well!
  • If you like a bit of spice, add some dried chillies along with your spices.
  • The more you make these burgers, the more confident you’ll be at changing the ingredients to give you a slightly different veggie burger!

Nella Foulds
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