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Recipe for Vegetarian Bean Patties

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Mary is a mom with a lot of experience cooking Southern food.

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Delicious Vegetarian Bean Patties

I was somewhat of a skeptic when someone first offered to let me try a vegetarian bean patty. Now I eat these healthy burger alternatives all the time. They are so easy to make and very tasty. They have a much smoother texture and more robust flavors than you will ever find in your average, everyday meat burger.

The reason the taste of a veggie bean patty is so much more bold is that instead of all the spices being washed away by tons of animal fat and grease like in your typical meat burger, the beans actually absorb all the spices and make them so much more flavorful.

Not only are veggie bean patties tastier, they are also a whole lot more heart-healthy as well, unlike your regular meat burger, which is drenched in saturated fats and all kinds of other things you don't need. Beans are one of mother nature's power foods; they are packed full of proteins, antioxidants, and fiber, so eat up. And they're good for your heart, lol.

Below is a recipe for a delicious veggie bean burger.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked, drained, and dry pinto beans
  • 1 cup "field peas with snaps" vegetable mix, or other veggie of your choice
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup dry Bisquick mix, or flour, cornmeal, or other coating mixture
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil, olive oil, or coconut oil
  • 2 small cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 4 Tbsp spicy garlic seasoning, or whatever spice is your favorite
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, to give your veggie bean burgers a crunchy texture.

Instructions

  1. The first thing you will need to do is to make sure you cook your beans thoroughly. Otherwise you will not be able to mash them.
  2. Once your beans are completely cooked, wash and drain them, then set them aside to dry.
  3. Sauté your onions and garlic for a minute or two, to soften them a little. I usually sauté my veggies in coconut oil, it makes them more flavorful.
  4. Now mix your onions and garlic in with your beans, add all your vegetables, spices and breadcrumbs, and blend.
  5. Then mash your mix as chunky or smooth as you want it. Start forming your patties until they resemble burgers in shape.
  6. Once your patties are formed, dip them into your dry Bisquick or mix of your choice. Make sure to coat both sides well.
  7. Add the oil to your frying pan and wait about 5 minutes, so the oil has time to get hot. Then place the patties inside your pan and fry to your liking. I usually recommend cooking them about 5 to 8 minutes. Any longer than that, and they begin to burn. But hey, if that's how you like them, then make them crispy.

I hope you enjoy this healthy recipe. If you like, you can change up the type of beans, oil, flour, or cornmeal you use. The outcome is still pretty much the same, a yummy, tasty, and healthy veggie bean patty. I have found these little jewels taste absolutely delightful with a little bit of hot sauce; a tad spicy, but very yummy.

Comments

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on November 24, 2014:

Thank you for commenting, I will have to try them with added mushrooms, it sounds like it would be a delicious combination.

Silva Hayes from Spicewood, Texas on November 24, 2014:

Thank you, I'm always up for trying a new veggie burger recipe. I LOVE veggie burgers made with beans. Have you tried sauteed mushrooms added to the mix? Yummy!!!

Lisa Brown from Michigan on May 03, 2013:

prettynutjob30,

I have just started eating spicy black bean burgers from the store. Thank you so much for teaching me how to make them. I'll take these to my next backyard BBQ and see who else likes them. It's great that they are so low in calories, and I think they taste better than beef burgers.

Lisa

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on May 03, 2013:

Thank you very much Rajan for commenting and sharing.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 03, 2013:

Mary, an excellent veggie bean burger recipe. I've never tried a bean burger. Voted up, interesting, rated 5 stars and shared.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on May 02, 2013:

Update: I made this last night, and have a few patties left for lunch. I used different types of beans, but it was very tasty, and something that will be handy to know how to make. The next time I make this, I will use the pinto beans, so I can see are what they taste like.

I look forward to seeing more of your recipes! Thanks again.

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on May 02, 2013:

Thank you for commenting Peggy, I always suggest using the spices you love because everyone has different kinds they like and it helps make the recipe suit your taste.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 01, 2013:

We regularly purchase the black bean frozen burgers from Costco and love them. I have never made a bean burger from scratch. Will have to try your recipe. I see that you leave great latitude with regard to utilizing favorite spices. Up and useful votes. Thanks for your recipe!

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on April 29, 2013:

Thank you livingsta for commenting, they are really delicious, they fill you up faster too.

livingsta from United Kingdom on April 29, 2013:

Thank you so much for this recipe. Sounds so simple. I like veggie bean burgers, and as you have mentioned here, they have a totally different flavour.

Voted up, sharing and pinning!

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on April 28, 2013:

Thank you passionte77 and vandyneg1, I don't think it matters what coating you choose to use, my cousin uses gluten free in her version.

vandynegl from Ohio Valley on April 27, 2013:

I have failed more than once with my vege burgers and will definitely try your recipe! I am not a fan of Bisquick, but am wondering if I can create my own "pancake" batter to dip the burger in? What do you think? Thank you for writing this!

passionate77 on April 26, 2013:

very nice recipe pretty, thanks for sharing dear, i m great lover of all kind of veges that are way too benificial for our overall health than meat. i love this reecipe and definitely going to try it out. thanks , me happy to follow you

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on April 13, 2013:

Thank you guys for commenting billybuc and Kathryn Stratford, I have a few more healthy recipes I like to make for me and my family and thank you so much for the compliment billybuc.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on April 13, 2013:

I am absolutely going to try this. I usually buy veggie burgers, but it would be nice to make them from scratch. Thanks for sharing this with us. I look forward to trying it!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 11, 2013:

Good to know and I'll try this recipe. Thank you! As for your writing....you have made a bit of a switch....you started out very reflective, and there was some pain in your writing. I see the last few hubs have a different feel to them. Just an observation. I love watching writers grow on HP.

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on March 17, 2013:

Thank you guys for commenting and I have froze them before, they turned out fine. I just reheat them in the oven for about 15 min.

RTalloni on March 16, 2013:

Thanks so much! I order them when restaurants offer them, but homemade has to be better. Mixing up the spices would be fun stuff and using one of the homemade baking mixes to replace Bisquick would be an even healthier option. Do they do okay on the grill? Have you tried freezing patties short-term for later use?

Dianna Mendez on March 16, 2013:

Love the video music to cook by, it is a good one! I have not tried Bisquick in a veggie burger recipe yet, may be the key to a scrumptious patty. Will try it. Thanks for the idea. Voted up+++

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on March 13, 2013:

Thank you guys for your thoughtful comments.

Tirralan Watkins from Los Angeles, CA on March 13, 2013:

I think veggie burgers are my favorite. Thank you for this delectable-looking recipe, prettynutjob30. This is one I will definitely try.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on March 13, 2013:

Beans are full of protein and these burgers really do look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

carol stanley from Arizona on March 13, 2013:

We love beans and this does sound pretty good. Going to gather up the ingredients and try.

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on March 13, 2013:

Thank you guys for leaving such nice, thoughtful comments.

Heather May from Ohio on March 13, 2013:

Thank you for this recipe ! I am vegetarian and always looking for great recipes that the whole family will eat!

mr-veg from Colorado United States on March 12, 2013:

Nice one Mary... thanks for the yum yum share :)

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on March 12, 2013:

Thank you for commenting and the share Jaye.

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on March 12, 2013:

I like the ingredients in your homemade veg burger (except I'll use unbleached organic flour instead of Bisquick). The "...all kinds of other things..." in meat burgers may include veterinary medicines, hormones, antibiotics, cancerous tumors, e.coli (and we know where that comes from!), formaldehyde and, in some cases still, pink slime! Give me a veg burger every time!

Nice idea--the piano music to cook by....

Voted Up++ and shared

Jaye

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on March 12, 2013:

Thank you for commenting peachpurple.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on March 12, 2013:

This vege burger looks good. I am sure it taste almost the same as any burger just without the meat. Voted up

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on March 12, 2013:

Thank you for commenting, hopefully you get to try one they are so good, I even got my hubby to eat one.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 12, 2013:

Oh my! Where's the beef? :) Okay, I'll pass this on to my wife, but something tells me that I'll never experience this taste treat. :)