An easy one-bowl recipe for the quickest bean burgers that taste so good. No fancy ingredients either.

A close up of a juicy bean burger on a burger bun with avocado and salsa.

Homemade Burgers

Homemade burgers are so different from supermarket burgers. They're a world apart. I do understand why people reach for burgers from the freezer aisle and I can't deny doing it myself occasionally as they're super handy if you're short of time.

However, homemade burgers have so much more texture and flavour. You can choose the exact flavours and the exact level of spice you want without the huge list of ingredients and additives needed to make a frozen supermarket burger.

For instance looking at the label of the pretty standard frozen meat free burgers I've bought in the past. They aren't that bad, but here are a few of the additives:

Additives found in shop bought burgers

You won't find any of these nasties in homemade burgers.

Sugar Beet Fibre 

They are padded out with this to give them a boost of fibre

Methyl Cellulose 

a stabiliser, which is a thickener


a food additive produced from starch and often used in fizzy drinks and sweets

Dicalcium Phosphate 

a calcium supplement which is an inert ingredient found in breakfast cereals and used to bind tablets and toothpaste

Why are homemade burgers best?

None of the ingredients in shop-bought burgers are harmful, but do you really want them in your burgers?

Homemade vegetarian or vegan burgers are generally made from vegetables, pulses and spices.

You know the ingredients are fresh and exactly what are in them.

It does give you pause for thought.

And remember you can make homemade burgers when you have time and freeze them, so they're ready for those last minute meals.

10 minute spicy vegan bean burger. This tasty burger can be cooked fresh or frozen for another day, They taste and look great and will soon become a family favourite.

10 Minute Spicy Vegan Bean Burgers

My spicy bean burgers can be easily whipped up in 10 minutes ready to cook, or you can freeze them to cook another day.

They only contain a mixture of beans, oats, fresh herbs and spices, that's it. No fat no dairy and not an additive in sight.

For best results grill these with a spay of oil or can cook them in a fying pan with a light spray of oil.

If you bake them in the oven, they tend to be drier so reduce the oats and bake until crisp.

Once cooked, serve them in buns with salad and your favourite condiments. I personally like mustard and tomato relish. If you are watching your weight and counting your calories, serve them in a lettuce wrap. You can still add some relish or mustard.

"Healthy homemade burgers that are quick to make and taste and look great. It's a no-brainer really isn't it? Rubbery discs with additives or an extra 10-15 minutes to make your own. I think it's well worth the time and effort."

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10 minute spicy vegan bean burger. This tasty burger can be cooked fresh or frozen for another day, They taste and look great and will soon become a family favourite.

A healthy balance

I'm not saying I won't ever slip and buy those supermarket burgers, but it's a balancing act isn't it. Eating healthy fresh food most of the time with the occasional treat and ready made burger.

10 minute spicy vegan bean burger. This tasty burger can be cooked fresh or frozen for another day, They taste and look great and will soon become a family favourite.

I do hope you give these a try. I'm sure they'll become a family favourite.

Just make sure you stack them high with salad and toppings for the ultimate burger experience. This time I spread my burger bun with Violife cream cheese (vegan), that with slices of ripe avocado, then the burger and lots of relish, I do like relish on a burger.

Best Burger Tips

My last bits of advice are:

  1. Always toast the inside of the buns, you'll thank me for that tip once you try them.
  2. Also for best results fry the burgers instead of baking them, which can dry them out. 
  3. If you want to cut down on using oil in cooking, use a spray of light oil to fry them in.

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Update (2019)

I still make these burgers at home, they are popular with my son and husband.

This is one of the most popular recipes on my blog and I want to thank all the readers who are making them and leaving photos and lovely comments on Pinterest.

Today one of my readers shared a photo and her tweak on Facebook, so I thought I'd share it with you.

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10 Minute Spicy Vegan Bean Burgers

Quick and delicious bean burgers made in 10 minutes from beans, oats, spices and herbs. These are dairy free and vegan with no added salt, sugar, fat or additives that supermarket burgers contain.
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 20 mins


  • 800g tinned kidney beans, rinsed
  • 400g black beans, rinsed well
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried coriander
  • 2 tsp chilli powder (more if you really want a kick)
  • 90g/1 cup porridge oats
  • a generous handful of fresh coriander, chopped
  •      a good grinding of black pepper


  1. Once you've rinsed
    the beans, reserve a quarter (roughly) to add later and pop
    the rest in a large bowl.
  2. Mash the beans into a paste, then add the spices, herbs oats and whole beans and mix until well combined.
  3. Shape the burger mixture into 6-8 burgers, depending on how big you like them.
  4. These are now ready to cook. I like to fry them in a spray of rapeseed oil but they should bake fine too. If you don't need them right away either chill them for later or freeze them on a tray, then pop them in a freezer bag once they are frozen.
  5.      Enjoy!
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Homemade Veggie Burgers

Here are a few more tasty homemade burgers for you to try.

4 homemade veggie burgers

clockwise from top left

  1. Easy Chickpea and Coriander Patties
  2. Spiced Chickpea, Carrot and Coriander Burgers
  3. Lentil and Mushroom Burgers
  4. Cajun Spiced Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

Father's Day Recipes

These burgers are great for Father's Day.

It doesn't matter if dad is a meat-eater, vegetarian or vegan, they are going to love them.

If the weather is good on Father's Day, why not light a BBQ and try some of these burger recipes. If the weather isn't so good, make a hearty casserole or savoury bake with veggie sausages.
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