Kidney bean burger [whole-food, plant-based, no oil, gluten-free, soy-free]

If someone asked me, what is one of the most important things you have to learn when you go plant-based, I would say that is how to make your own burger from plants! A nice patty with fresh veggies and a nice sauce can be just as indulging as the real thing. There are many variations, with different kinds of base ingredients and spices. A base ingredient is usually some kind of a legume, then we need some kind of starch to bind it all together and of course some spices! Just never EVER put all-purpose flour into your patties, it will make them tasteless and bread-like.

Kidney bean burger pattie

This is a recipe for a great basic kidney bean burger. Easy to make and delicious to eat. And don’t forget to make a tasty sauce to make your burger even more juicy and divine! Check out our recipe for a whole-food plant-based mayo.



  • 250g or 1 can red kidney beans
  • 4 tbsp rolled oats (* gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh or 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp onion and garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


Drain the beans, put them in a bowl and mash them with a potato masher or a fork. Mix in a generous tablespoon of tomato paste and all the spices.

Put the oats, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds into a blender or a food processor. Pulse a few times to ground them into a coarse flour.

Add the flour to the beans and mix well to form a ball. Divide the ball into 4 equal parts and form patties. Bake in a preheated oven set to 200 degrees Celsius or 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.

Serve in a bun with fresh veggies and your favorite sauces. Be sure to check out our recipe for a whole-food plant-based mayonnaise from sunflower seeds.

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