These red beans burgers are absolutely delicious! They have a combo of peanut flavor, along with a spicy and sweet kick! They are grillable and will become a favorite of yours!
Peanuts - it might seem surprising but I can tell you the combo of a tomato sauce, roasted peanuts and red beans is absolutely delicious!
Red onion and carrot - these will roast with the red beans and will bring even more flavor to it.
Aromatics - tomato paste, sriracha, garlic powder, soy sauce, maple syrup and lime juice make a delicious sauce by themselves and combined in this burger, they are incredible!
Red beans - these are perfect to make burgers but make sure to head over to the tip section of this post to make the perfect burger.
Fresh coriander - this will make the burger be fresher and just increase the amount of flavor.
Breadcrumbs - a good veggie burger shouldn't be too wet but should form a great dough and to make sure this happens, breadcrumbs are used here to dry the mixture to a perfect point.
The complete list of ingredients is located in the recipe card below.
Step by step instructions
Roasting the main ingredients
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Transfer the peanuts, onion, carrot, and red beans to a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
Combining all the ingredients
When these are done, to a food processor add peanuts and pulse. Add the onion and carrot and pulse until combined. Add the red beans and breadcrumbs and pulse until everything is well combined. If it is too wet, add some more breadcrumbs and pulse again.
Picture blended peanuts + picture onion and carrot before blending + picture all blending
Shaping the burgers
Form the burgers, tighten them up well so they keep their shape, even though the dough will have a really good consistency!
Transfer the burgers to a baking tray lined with some parchment paper and bake for 25 mintues or until golden.
Tips and variations
Baking the burgers
I have fried burgers before as you can see in these black bean burgers.
What I have found though, is that since red beans are much mushier than black beans, we need to take 2 steps to stop these burgers from being just mashed beans.
First, roasting the beans until they dry up and then, roasting the burgers instead of pan-frying them because this will make the burgers dry up and keep their shape perfectly!
Food processor - I really recommend a food processor for these burgers to be perfect so that the peanuts are perfectly combined with the remaining ingredients.
Variations to the flavor - if you are a fan of really spicy food, I would say go for some more sriracha! This is perfectly balanced so it isn't spicy.
For me burgers are perfect with a good burger bread, a good sauce, a delicious vegan cheese, some lettuce and tomato!
How to store it
You have two options, you could store the dough of the burgers and cook it later. That is perfectly fine! Or you could cook all the burgers at once and store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Just make sure they are not of each other because otherwise, they could stick together.
How to freeze it
You could freeze the burger dough or even the burger in an airtight container using some parchment paper to keep the burgers separated!
How to reheat it
To reheat, you can simply fry the already cooked burgers or bake the raw burger dough like the instructions on the recipe.
Frequently asked questions
You have to mash the beans well to make sure they hold and to add a binder such as breadcrumbs.
If the beans are quite mushy such as red beans and are not dried up like baked in the oven, they will become quite mushy and lead to a mushy burger. The best thing to do is add ingredients that also add some texture such as the peanuts used in this recipe.
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Red Beans Burger
- Baking tray
- Food processor
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste (30 gram)
- ½ tablespoon sriracha
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 45 gram raw peanuts or toasted unsalted peanuts
- 2 medium size red onions (100 gram)
- 2 medium size carrots (200 gram)
- 250 gram red beans
- 10 gram fresh coriander
- 100 grams breadcrumbs
- pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
- Transfer the peanuts, onion, carrot and red beans to a baking tray and cover with a drizzle of olive oil. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the baking tray from the oven when the peanuts are golden, to make sure they don't burn.
- To a food processor add the sauce ingredients, peanuts, red beans, onion, carrot and bread crumbs and pulse until combined.
- Transfer to a baking tray lined with some parchment paper and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.