I’m a meat and veggie burger fiend. I even treat myself to a burger once a week.
But at home? I’m all for prepping the plant-based burgers.
The more veggies the merrier! Right?
Theses beauties come together in about 30-40 minutes, including the time it takes to freeze them.
Why do I need to freeze these veggie burgers before cooking?
So, these are vegan, which means there’s no binding agent. I don’t like dealing with flax eggs either, so I just left the patties to fend for themselves without anything to hold them together.
That’s why you have to freeze them for about 15 minutes before cooking. That way, they stay together in the pan!
Can I use other beans with this recipe?
I don’t see why not! I think these would work well with chickpeas or pinto beans. I’m not sure how it would taste with black beans (just because of the other flavors in this recipe) but it’s worth a shot.
Just note that this recipe calls for a 15 oz (425 g) can of beans, so whatever you use, make sure it’s the same amount.
You are also encouraged to substitute the corn, red pepper or red onion with other ingredients. If you want to simply omit them, make sure to add an extra 1/2 cup of a veggie you DO like to make up for it.
Same goes with the flour. You can use any flour you want in this recipe, but I wouldn’t skip it because then the pattie “dough” will be too watery to form into nice veggie burgers.
Can I bake these veggie burgers instead of pan fry?
Sure, but expect the texture to be a little different!
These burgers can be paired with anything you want. Throw ’em in a lettuce wrap or traditional bun with your favorite burger fixings. Pair them with sweet potatoes and green veggies like I did in the video below. I think they’d also go well with a greek salad, or maybe for breakfast with an egg!
This dish will last in the fridge for up to four days and in the freezer for around three months. If you make this, I recommend storing half of it in the freezer in individual portions so you have the ability of thawing only what you need. Store and eat the other half for your weekly meal prep!