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White bean burger on whole wheat bun

How To Make Protein And Fiber-Rich White Bean Burgers

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Dive into the world of homemade bean burgers! Packed with plant-based protein, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals, they offer a wholesome and flavorful alternative to traditional meat burgers. 

Vibrant herbs, crisp veggies, and aromatic spices make up the bulk of the ingredient list of these white bean burgers; you’ll be amazed at how quickly this recipe comes together! While the recipe calls for dried beans, it can be made with canned beans to effortlessly streamline the preparation when you’re short on time.

Recipe Calories
Calories 114 calories
Recipe Fat
Fat 4.4 grams
Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time 3 hours
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time 10 minutes
Recipe Yield
Yield 10 burgers


  • 1 pound dried white or cannelini beans
  • 4 cups no salt added stock (vegetable, chicken or seafood depending on preference)
  • 4 cups water (1-4 additional cups may be needed)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon ground oregano
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/16 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons dill paste
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 100% whole-wheat buns


  1. In a large bowl, cover the beans with water and allow to soak for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Strain the beans and pour into a large Dutch oven or pot. Pour in the stock of choice and water. Bring to a boil, cover, and allow to simmer for an hour and half. Stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the seasonings (garlic, onion, oregano, lemon zest, rosemary, salt, and pepper). Stir well to combine, cover again, and continue to simmer for another 2 hours or so (until the beans soften and absorb the liquid). You may need to add more water throughout the process to keep the beans moist until they have become soft.
  4. Once the beans are tender, turn off the heat and allow to cool (about 30 minutes to an hour) before preparing the burger patties.
  5. To prepare the burgers, mash the beans with a fork or potato masher. Whisk an egg and combine it with the beans. Add in the dill paste and oats. Toss everything to combine well. Allow to set in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  6. Form the beans into burger-shaped patties by scooping out large handful-shaped or cup-size portions.
  7. In a large saute pan, add a teaspoon of olive oil and heat to medium heat. Add 3-4 bean burgers and allow to cook on the first side (about 5 minutes) without touching. Flip when the first side has become golden brown and allow to cook on the other side for another 4-5 minutes.
  8. Serve on a 100% whole wheat bun, or atop a bed of arugula with sliced avocado.

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