Monday, 12 March 2012

Pan-fried Vegan Bean Burgers with an Oriental Twist

** This is part of my vegan 
Soup to Nuts fava bean recipe series. For a list of different recipes, check out this post about fava beans! **

Burgers are a real treat, and I am very picky when it comes to naming a good burger. This is a quick vegan burger, with Egyptian flavors which jump out and remind you of traditional Taameyya [Falafel].
You could always make these with the baked veggies fries, which I had originally posted with my Mighty Burger recipe.

Feel free to tweak the recipe, and let me know how it goes. It took me a while to be able to find a vegan combination that would bind properly since vegetarian burgers usually use egg as a binder. The boiled potato is perfect, but needs the extra oats. The measurements are approximate since I had to add a little oats, then I found I had more beans in the pot so I added those. Generally, the mixture should be soft, but not fall apart when you make patties.


2 cups Oats [keep some for on top the patties]
1 small Potato, boiled
2 Tbsp olive oil
4 cups freshly shelled fava beans, washed and rinsed.
2 Tbsp Cilantro/ coriander seeds
½ tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Cumin
½ cup Parsely
Small onion, minced
Garlic clove, minced

Boil the potato until soft. Put everything in the food processor and mix well. Shape into medium sized balls, and then pat down into patties. Bread lightly with oats [this helps prevent them sticking to the pan].
Heat a pan with 2 Tbsp of oil. Pan-fry until golden brown on each side.


Have you tried vegan burgers? What did you think?


  1. I've been looking for more vegan burger recipes, and this one looks fantastic. I will be sure to try it. Thanks ;)

  2. These look utterly delicious, I'll be sure to try them out soon! Thank you very much for sharing.

  3. I have a recipe for fruity falafel burgers on my blog that are kind of similar to these (cilantro, parsley and chili). Love the addition of oats and potato in this though - I can just imagine how hearty they taste! Pinned to try - thanks for all the great vegan recipes!

  4. I love the addition of oatmeal. I usually grill mine but will add oatmeal to the recipe next time for some depth of flavor!


  5. Thanks Raven, your black bean recipe looks good, must try that sometime!

    The oatmeal gives it a different texture and helps as a binder.