Fava Bean Burger Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Fava Bean Burger Recipe

I used to be addicted to pre-made veggie burgers.

I’d browse the colorful boxes in the freezer section at the grocery store and wonder which one to try next. Some were made with beans, others with a mix of puréed vegetables. But, if you read the ingredient lists closely, there would be a few dozen other ingredients that really didn’t need to be there.

So, for the last few years, I’ve ventured into making my own burgers. It’s so silly easy, I wish I would have started doing this much sooner!

I’ve worked with chickpeas, black beans, and most recently, fava beans. The other night I whipped up a tasty, simple bean burger mix that has the best texture yet. Plus, it only takes a few ingredients and can be modified to your taste without any trouble.

Fava Bean Burger Recipe

Servings: 6 burgers or 24 small meatballs

Fava Bean Burger Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

  • 2 cups, rinsed, soaked and boiled Fava beans (I leave the skins on to add texture to the burgers.)
  • 1 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  1. Place the beans into the basin of a food processor. Be sure the beans are cool if you are using fresh boiled beans. Give them a spin in the food processor to break them apart.
  2. Add the oatmeal, egg and garlic to the beans. Pulse the food processor to help the ingredients combine.
  3. Carefully remove the food processor blade, then scoop out the “burger batter”.
  4. Form the mixture into burger patties or meatballs. Place them on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and freeze them for an hour. Then, move the burgers to a sealed freezer bag or storage container.
  5. When it’s time to cook a burger (or meatballs), add a small amount of olive or coconut oil to a pan and lightly cook the patty on each side for 3-4 minutes, or until the burger begins to lightly brown. Enjoy!

Variations:
Add some chopped fresh herbs, such as basil and oregano to make an Italian burger, or meatballs.
Add a half cup of diced veggies, such as carrots, onions or celery to the mix to add extra texture, flavor and color.

Do you make homemade bean burgers? Share a link to your recipe in the comments below!

Until next time,
Choose healthy!
Angela

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