Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

These healthy alternatives to beef burgers are ideal for barbecues served in a bread roll with salad or a salsa. I can't take credit for this recipe, though - my daughter, Laura, came home to visit last weekend and she barbecued for us. Dad LOVES an occasional kitchen break!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 ounce plain flour, plus extra to dust
  • 3 tablespoons fresh herbs, finely chopped (chef’s choice)
  • 2 teaspoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 12 teaspoon marmite (yeast extract) or 12 teaspoon vegemite
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Take the beans and mash lightly, add the onion, flour, herbs, chili sauce, egg and Marmite.
  2. Mix until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. Shape the mixture into 6 or 8 rounds and lightly dust with flour.
  4. Heat the oil and fry (or barbecue on the grill) the burgers for 4 minutes each side.
  5. Drain briefly on kitchen paper and serve.
Most Helpful

Nice burger patties but I found the mix was quite moist and I needed lots more flour than the recipe stated. Definitely worth a try!

Missy Wombat January 27, 2004