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

A plant-based burger made out of kidney beans.

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 kidney bean burger 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.

Tip: Don't put all-purpose flour into your patties. Make flour out of rolled oats, seeds, and spices.

Kidney bean burger pattie

Bean burger patties as seen on my Instagram Story Highlights – check it out for step by step instructions.

This is a recipe for great basic kidney bean burger patties. Very easy to make and delicious to eat. We will use kidney beans as the base ingredient and bind it with a “non-flour” flour made out of rolled oats, seeds, and spices. As a great flavor boost, we will use tomato paste and fresh parsley. You can also check my Instagram profile for step by step instructions – it really doesn’t get any easier than this. And don’t forget to make a tasty sauce to make your bean burger even more juicy and divine! Check out my recipe for a Cashew Sour Cream.

Tip 2: Use tomato paste and fresh herbs for a flavor boost.

Kidney Bean Burger

This is a recipe for bean burger patties, which are great for making a whole-food, plant-based, no oil, gluten-free, and soy-free, vegan burger.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: vegan
Keyword: bean burger, bean pattie, plant-based, recipe, vegan burger
Servings: 4
Author: Zana Hrastovsek


  • 250 g red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 4 tbsp rolled oats (*gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley diced finely
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp 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 180 degrees Celsius or 350 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 Cashew Sour Cream.

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