[RECIPE] Bloomin’ brilliant bean burgers

[RECIPE] Bloomin’ brilliant bean burgers

Everybody loves a burger from time to time but most see it as a guilty treat. It needn’t be that way. This bloomin’ brilliant bean burger recipe contains whole food ingredients and is lower calorie than a meat alternative. Spice it up as you like and enjoy with your favourite burger garnishes

Ingredients (makes 8 burgers)

  • 1 cup medium-grain brown rice
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 cup beans of choice, cooked and drained
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free oat flour
  • 4 tsp of ground cumin and coriander
  • Freshly chopped basil, cilantro and parsley
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 tsp gluten-free soy sauce
  • 20ml water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Over a medium heat, bring the rice to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes
  2. In a food processor, combine sunflower seeds, garlic, red onion, carrot and beans and blend to a paste
  3. Add the paste to the rice along with the nutritional yeast, flour, herbs, spices, water, salt and pepper. Mix with your hands
  4. Form 8 burgers from the mix and place in the fridge to set for at least 1 hour
  5. From the fridge, place the burgers on a baking tray and let them do their thing for 30 minutes at 180⁰C
  6. Enjoy with your favourite burger garnish!
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