Best Ever Veggie Burgers


After trying many different recipes for a healthier, non-soy veggie burger, I came up with this. It's really versatile and you can use any combination of nuts and beans. After the baking step, you can brown in a frying pan, throw on the grill to brown, or freeze to use later.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
12 burgers


  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • 1 cup raw almonds

  • 1 cup raw cashews

  • ½ pound mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can black olives

  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped

  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon base (such as Better Than Bouillon®)

  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce


  1. Process pinto beans, onion, brown rice, almonds, cashews, mushrooms, black olives, and garlic in batches in a food processor until completely chopped; transfer to a large mixing bowl.

  2. Mix Parmesan cheese, egg, flaxseed, vegetable bouillon, and Worcestershire sauce into the bean mixture. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Form bean mixture into 12 patties and arrange onto a non-stick baking sheet.

  5. Bake burgers in preheated oven for 10 minutes, turn, and continue baking until cooked through, about 10 minutes more.

  6. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook burgers in hot skillet until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
16g Fat
18g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 139mg 11%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 347mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.