This vegan bean burger recipe is the best because the basis is so easy to make and it can be used for any type of burger you fancy making. It may just change your mind about how easy burgers are to make.
With a bit of advance preparation these burgers can be put together in a few moments and popped in the oven for simple, easy & tasty cooking.
Okay, so I’ll admit it, I’ve never been a fan of making homemade burgers because I never saw the point in so much work for such a little result. I mean you put in the same effort and ingredients as a whole delicious chilli-bean meal for example, don’t you? And then you end up with a 5 cm piece of food that needs something extra to go with it . . .
Well actually, no, that’s just what I used to think. But not anymore!
The new best burger recipe
So I decided to try and make a burger that would be easy to prepare and to cook. And that could be oven baked rather than fried. I don’t like frying things very much.
The first burgers I made were quite tasty but they took a lot of effort on my part and weren’t even that popular with my family tasters. So back to the drawing board to try a different approach.
The second recipe fared better: it was reasonably easy to make, baked well and tasted good, but the texture was a bit too crumbly. So I decided to tweak it and improve it and eventually, this burger was born. A simple burger foundation that you can use to make any type of burger you like.
- Spicy Bean Burgers
- Spinach & Mushroom Burgers
- Onion Patti Burgers
- Tofu and Mushroom Burgers
- Sweet Potato Burgers
And the list goes on . . . you can literally give the burger any flavour you like and any ingredients you like. The base is the important part, and the base is, oh so easy!
So, What’s the Secret to Making Delicious Vegan Burgers?
It’s Simple! You can make this mix and keep it in the fridge. Then just add the ingredients you want for your burger and put them together. This is the basis that keeps the burger all together and binds it so that it has a lovely bite to it.
1 part chia seeds
2 parts chickpea flour (gram flour)
4 parts water, plus salt and spices of choice
6 Steps to Making Delicious Vegan Burgers
Step # 1
Mix 1 part chia seeds with 2 parts water, stirring as it absorbs the water.
Mix 2 parts chickpea flour 2 parts water in a separate bowl. Pour a little water at a time into the middle of the flour and stir it in before adding more. Go slowly so that the flour absorbs the water and doesn’t go lumpy. Add some salt & spices of your choice and mix in well.
When you have a bowl full of smooth flour paste and a bowl full of chia jelly it’s time to mix the two together. At this point, when they’re well blended together you can let the mixture stand. This is the basis for your burger and from now on in you just need to add the ingredients of choice.
Finely chop whatever ingredients you’ve chosen for your burgers and mix it into the burger blend. So, for example, shred some spinach and finely chop an onion and 6 mushrooms and mix them in together.
Pre-heat the oven to 190ºc and warm a baking tray with a little olive oil in the bottom. Take a large spoonful of burger mix and press it down into a small bowl or dish. Use a knife to loosen the edges and turn the bowl upside down so that the patty falls out into the baking tray. Repeat until all the mixture has been used up.
Place in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the burgers over and repeat for a further 20 minutes.
I love to eat my burgers with raw spinach, sliced avocado and tahini. Yum!
Easy to prepare burger mix that can be used for any burger recipe.
15 minPrep Time
40 minCook Time
55 minTotal Time
- 1 part chia seeds
- 2 parts gram flour
- 4 parts water
- Spices to choice
- finely chopped mushrooms
- finely chopped spinach
- finely chopped onion
- Any ingredients of choice, such as tofu, red beans, white beans etc.
- Pre make the burger mix by mixing the water with the chia seed in one bowl and with the gram flour in another. Then mix the two together and add salt and spices.
- Choose what type of burger you'd like to have and prepare the ingrediends. For example: spinach, onion & mushroom; mushroom & tofu; red bean and cilantro.
- Mix the blend together and roast in the oven for 40 minutes, turning half way through.
Sooo easy to make and so tasty . . . this is the best vegan burger recipe I’ve come across because it makes burger-making so simple.
Enjoy! And please let me know what flavour you like best in your burger. My favourite so far is mushroom, spinach and onion.