Grilled Veggie Burgers

Delicious, super healthy, and flavorful veggie burger. The perfect meatless option.


  • 10 oz cooked pinto beans /red beans

  • up to 1 cup of breadcrumbs (optional)

  • 1 carrot

  • ½ red onion 

  • 1 clove garlic

  • a bunch of fresh parsley

  • ½ teaspoon black parsley

  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 

To serve it: 

  • Burger buns

  • Sliced tomato

  • Cheese

  • Lettuce

  • sauces: mayo, mustard, bbq, sriracha…


  1. Peel and cut as thinly as possible the ½ red onion. Wash and grate the carrot. Peel and mince the garlic clove. Chop the parsley as finely as possible. Set aside.

  2. Add the cooked beans into a bowl and smash them using a potato smasher or a fork. Add the chopped veggies, salt, cracked black pepper, oregano, and parsley. Mix well. If the mixture is too wet, add a bit of the breadcrumb until if feels firm enough. 

  3. Form the burger patties and set them aside on a platter. 

  4. Cook in a grill pan with a bit of olive oil for 5 minutes on each side on medium-low. 

  5. Serve with toasted burger buns, sliced tomato, lettuce, cheese, and the sauce of your choice. 


These veggie burgers can be done with pinto beans, red beans, or even black beans. I do not recommend using white beans since they are not that flavorful in my opinion. Other legumes that work great are chickpeas and lentils. 

You can add other veggies like zucchini, sweet potato, and pumpkin. I recommend grating them. Adding ½ cup of cooked quinoa will also add a nice texture and additional protein. 

The breadcrumbs are absolutely optional but help achieve the right consistency, that will depend on the veggies you use and how moist the legumes of choice are. If you want to keep these burgers gluten-free use almond flour instead of breadcrumbs.

On the contrary, if your mixture is too dry add a bit of olive oil to it. You can also add one egg, but that will not make it vegan.  

Add the fresh herbs of your choice, fresh cilantro, oregano, thyme, rosemary… 

These veggie burgers can stay uncooked in the fridge for up to 4 days. Cooked can be stored for up to 6 days. In any case always in a sealed container.