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Vegan Kidney Bean Burger (Gluten Free)

gluten free, dairy free, vegan bean burgers with a great texture and flavour
Course Main Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 428kcal
Author Charla


  • 1 cup of dried kidney beans see post or 2 cups of pre-cooked beans
  • 1 medium sized carrot grated
  • 1 ½ cups of gluten free oats
  • 1 large onion minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos soy free alternative to soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 ground coriander
  • approx 1 teaspoon of pink salt
  • 8 sprigs of thyme
  • coconut oil


  • If using dried kidney beans cook them in a pressure cooker for 35 minutes and drain.
  • Skip the above step if you have chosen to use precooked drained beans.
  • Melt a small amount of coconut oil in a frying pan on medium heat then proceed to sauteed the minced garlic and onion until translucent. Set aside to cool
  • Place the kidney beans in a bowl and use a potato masher to break them down
  • Add the grated carrots to the bean bowl followed by the onion/garlic mixture, tomato puree, coconut aminos, pink salt, ground coriander, cumin and chilli.
  • Carefully pick the small thyme leaves from their stem and sprinkle into the bowl.
  • Finally pour in the gluten free oats and start to mix and combine all of the ingredients together
  • Shape the bean mixture into large flat patties.
  • Melt some coconut oil in a non stick (very important) frying pan on medium heat.
  • Cook the patties until golden on each side (a few minutes each side)
  • Repeat the above step with the remaining patties


  • If using canned beans, you will need a total of two cans. Be sure to drain off the excess liquid before using.
  • You can pair this recipe with my Vegan Fish and Chips.
  • The beans need to be mashed and will require doing so by hand. I used my potato masher to crush the beans. It
  •  DO NOT use an blender/food processor or immersion stick or else the beans will turn into a puree.
  • Coconut aminos is an alternative to soy(a)
  • Be sure to use gluten free oats that are quick cooking 
  • Use a good non stick frying pan to omit the use of lots of oil.  
  • If the mixture seems dry, add a splash of water (not too much) and also find that wet hands help to form the patties into better shapes.
  • Rest the patties on parchment paper so they don't stick.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1383mg | Potassium: 875mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5623IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 7mg