Kidney Bean Burger


Kidney Bean Burger

I’ve been experimenting quite a bit with bean burgers and this version of kidney beans burger came out SO good!

The burger patty is crispy on the outside, and soft, chewy, and flavorful on the inside. Lightly mashed beans gave this patty an amazing texture.

Kidney Bean Burger

As for the ingredients, I used grated carrots for that juicy interior + powdered spices for the spicy flavors.

One optional (but recommended) ingredient I used was a charred ‘semi-burnt’ onion. It gives this unique oniony flavor to the burger and doesn’t taste burnt at all. More on the Recipe Notes below.

Kidney Bean Burger

I put the patties in the freezer for 2-3 hours prior to shallow-frying. This makes them super firm and easy to work with.

Kidney Bean Burger

Like most folks, I love the crispy exterior of a burger. And to achieve this, I dipped the chilled patties in a slurry of all-purpose flour + cornflour and then coated with breadcrumbs (as shown in the recipe video below).

Kidney Bean Burger

Aaand that’s pretty much it. Assemble the burger, and you’ve just made yourself a delicious vegan kidney bean burger!

Kidney Bean Burger

Delicious vegan kidney bean burger by Veganbell.

Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword kidney bean burger, vegan burger, vegan burger recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Freezer Time 2 hours
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5 burgers
Calories 376 kcal
Author Veganbell


For burger patty

For slurry

For crispiness

  • 2 cups breadcrumbs

For shallow-frying

  • Oil


Preparing the burger patties,

  1. In a large bowl, add 1 cup kidney beans + 4 cups water. Soak overnight. 

  2. Drain and transfer the beans to your pressure cooker (electric or stovetop). Add a pinch of salt + 1 cup of water.

  3. For electric pressure cookers, cook for 22-25 minutes on MANUAL settings, High Pressure. For stovetop pressure cookers, cook for 5-6 whistles over medium heat. Do a quick release (we don't want the beans to become mushy).

  4. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Lightly mash them using a potato masher.

  5. Add grated carrots + charred onions + salt + pepper + smoked paprika + onion powder + garlic powder. Mix them gently using your hands.

  6. Add breadcrumbs and mix some more. 

  7. Scoop a handful (around 4-5 tablespoons) of the mixture and give them the shape of a burger patty. You can also use the lid of a container jar. Simply cover the inner of a lid with a plastic wrap and place a handful of the mixture in the lid. Gently press the mixture, remove/add more if needed, and then flip. 

  8. Transfer the patties to a baking sheet and let them chill for at least 2 hours.

Dipping in the slurry,

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour + cornflour + 2/3 cup cold water. Mix well until smooth. 

  2. Dip the chilled patties and coat them on both sides. 


  1. Now place them in a bowl of breadcrumbs. Flip and coat on all sides.


  1. Shallow-fry the patties until they're brown on both sides.

  2. Layer and assemble the burger. I used vegan mayo + lettuce + tomatoes + patty + ketchup + onion in my recipe. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

To prepare the charred onion, simply fry 1 sliced onion in 1 teaspoon of oil until they're dark. Stir frequently. You can also use lightly sauteed onions if you wish.

Nutrition Facts
Kidney Bean Burger
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Sodium 506mg22%
Potassium 454mg13%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 6610IU132%
Vitamin C 4.3mg5%
Calcium 146mg15%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi! I found you through your Reddit post for this Kidney Bean Burger! Looks good! One question about the Nutrition Info – is this just for the patty by itself, or do you estimate the bun and fixins too? Thanks!!

    1. Hi Cyn, the Nutritional chart does not estimate the bun, nor the addons. Hope it helps, thanks for checking out my recipe! 🙂