Spicy Bean Burgers

Does this recipe ring any bells? Well, maybe not, but if you read my first Vegan MoFo Post they were the first recipe I had planned to post here. But as often happens, life had other plans and my camera wasn’t working, so I promised to blog about them another time. And here they are!

OK, maybe they aren’t the prettiest of burgers. I’ve seen a lot of gorgeous looking burgers on other MoFo blogs and I have no idea how you all do it but you manage to get your food looking beautiful. I don’t have that skill I’m afraid… but I can make tasty food, at least! These burgers are adapted from this recipe which is a super cheap and easy recipe for bean burgers.

A lot of recipes for bean burgers use things like black beans, which aren’t so easy to get in the UK, but this one uses kidney beans which are much easier (I can get 4 cans for £1 at most supermarkets!) and it also doesn’t use anything like breadcrumbs which’d involve getting the food processor out. Such simple ingredients for such a tasty meal!

You have to fry up the onions, garlic, chilli, and carrot first with the cumin, before mixing it into the oats/beans/tomato/mustard mixture, but you can then use the same pan for frying the burgers in so it doesn’t make too much mess.

Then just squish them together into four balls:

Fry them up in the pan until they’re crispy on each side, and serve – I like to put them in a cob with onions, mustard, and ketchup.

Spicy Bean Burgers


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 chilli, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 heaped tsp mustard
  • 1 heaped tsp tomato puree
  • 75g porridge oats
  • Cobs to serve


  1. In a frying pan, fry the onion, garlic, and chilli with some seasoning until softened.
  2. Add in the grated carrot and the cumin and fry for another couple of minutes until the carrot softens.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mash the kidney beans with a potato masher. Add in the mustard, tomato puree, and oats and stir.
  4. Add the carrot & onion mixture to the bean mix and squish together with your hands (careful – hot!)
  5. Form the mixture into 4 even sized patties.
  6. Fry the burgers for about 4 minutes on each side, or until crispy and brown.
  7. Serve in the cobs with toppings of choice!

Thanks to vegan recipe club for the recipe!

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