If you've been curious about those store-bought veggie burgers that "bleed," you should try this homemade veggie burger recipe made with kidney beans, walnuts and beets. A little chili powder in the mixture gives them a hint of spiciness, which works nicely with the sweet chili slaw.

Jamie Vespa MS RD
Source: Eatingwell.com May 2019


Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place kidney beans, walnuts, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, pepper, chili powder and salt in a food processor. Pulse, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides, until a coarse mixture forms that holds together when pressed. Transfer to a bowl and add beet and rice; stir well to combine. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, whisk chili sauce, vinegar and the remaining 1 teaspoon soy sauce in a medium bowl. Add coleslaw mix; toss to coat. Set aside.

  • Shape the beet mixture into 4 patties.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until golden and beginning to crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes more.

  • Serve the burgers on buns with the sweet chili slaw.


To make ahead: The burger patties can be made in advance. Prepare patties through Step 3; cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts

365 calories; protein 11.9g 24% DV; carbohydrates 53.5g 17% DV; dietary fiber 7g 28% DV; sugars 10.4g; fat 11.8g 18% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 8% DV; vitamin a iu 181.4IU 4% DV; vitamin c 10.8mg 18% DV; folate 92.8mcg 23% DV; calcium 119.2mg 12% DV; iron 3.7mg 21% DV; magnesium 91.1mg 33% DV; potassium 410.3mg 12% DV; sodium 726.9mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.9mg 87% DV; added sugar 2g.