Recipes, Salty

Bean Patties

That’s right folks, after weeks of trials, I think I have finally mastered the art of a good bean VG patty. 

I enjoy my bean patties here with this cauliflower mash and a this onion reduction. But I would also highly recommend trying them in a Burger! 

Disclaimer: these patties DO NOT taste or feel like meat. So if you’re looking for that kind of texture, go for a beyond meat burger. 

Let me know if you try it, tweak it, hate it or love it in the comments below!



Ingredients (6 Patties):


  • 400g of cooked Black/Red/Kidney Beans. I use kidney beans in this picture. photo_2020-05-21_18-29-55
  • 1.25 cups of diced button mushrooms. 
  • 1/4 tsp pepper or all ground spice
  • 2x 1/4 tsp cinnamon – portions will be used separately 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp  onion powder
  • 1 tsp  paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp  vegetable oil 
  • 4 tbsps breadcrumbs 
  • 2 to 2.5 tbsps all-purpose flour



  1. Fry diced mushrooms with some vegetable oil in a pan. Add 1/4 tsp of each pepper/all ground spice and cinnamon. 
  2. Make sure the beans are very soft; if in doubt, boil them in their can water for a few minutes on high heat. Rinse and Dry. 
  3. Mash beans by hand or in food processor 
  4. Mash cooked mushrooms in food processor, add bean mash and mix well. 


The next steps can be done by hand with a glove or in a food processor:photo_2020-05-21_18-33-43

5. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Start with Spices, then move on to breadcrumbs, oil, and flour.
6. If the texture does not seem to hold, add some more flour. 
7. Taste and check if it’s missing anything to your taste. 

When satisfied with taste and texture, make a ball in your hand and flatten it. 


8. Heat 1 tbsp of oil on high heat in a pan 
9. Once oil is hot, add the patties. Fry on medium heat until the bottom is completely brown and crispy
10. If the pan is dried out after the first batch, wipe with a dried tissue, add some oil and start again.

👩‍🍳Serving 👩‍🍳

These patties go great with Guacamole! I would definitely recommend having them in a guac and veggie burger. You could also experiment with having them with VG mozzarella and mushrooms. 

Alternatively, I find the Onion reduction goes very well with a cauliflower mash. 


🐄🐔No animal was hurt preparing this dish, stay safe, stay home, and let’s survive this one recipe at a time!

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