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5 from 27 votes

Mexican Bean Burger

If money is tight and you are lacking inspiration for what to make with what you have left in the cupboard, then give these Mexican Bean Burgers a try.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time43 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 8 burgers
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Dannii


For the burgers:

  • 400 g cannellini beans drained
  • 400 g red kidney beans drained
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 Small red onion chopped
  • 1 Lime (juice only)
  • 1 handful Fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 tsp Each of paprika, mild chilli powder and cumin
  • 60 g Rolled oats

For Serving:


  • Put all of the burger ingredients in to a food processor and blend to desired consistency. We like some chunks of beans still in ours, so we don’t over process it. If you don’t have a food processor, then you can mash the beans and chop everything else up small and mix it all together.
  • Form the burgers in to 8 patties and put on a plate and put in the fridge for 30 minutes. If the mixture is too wet, add more oats and blend again until it is more solid.
  • Add some oil to a large frying pan and when hot, put the burgers in. Gently cook for 4 minutes on each side, carefully flipping.
  • Add some lettuce to the bottom bun, then some Mexican coleslaw, a cooked bean burger and the top with Greek yoghurt, guacamole and salsa before serving.


  • We have used cannellini and red kidney beans in this recipe, but you could use a mixture of any plain canned, cooked beans you had.
  • Not a fan of Mexican spices? Use any herb blend you like to flavour these burgers differently.
  • If you want a low carb burger, then wrap these in a giant lettuce leaf and save yourself a bun.
  • You can bake these in the oven, but they won't have a crispy outside.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 17.3mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 3.2mg