ZUCCHINI BEAN BURGER

ZUCCHINI BEAN BURGER

This zucchini bean burger is a flavorful variation on a classic American burger. It’s delicious and light, which makes for a perfect summer meal. Veggie patties are a healthier option from the typical ground beef patties and an ideal substitute for vegetarians.

 

One of the many reasons I’ve come to like veggie burgers is because of its versatility.

 

ZUCCHINI BEAN BURGER.

 

You can add a handful of vegetables, nuts, grains, legumes and lots more. I’ve made veggie burgers using carrots, peppers, quinoa, walnuts, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, chickpeas, kidney beans, rice, black beans, green beans, rolled oats, the list is endless! Have fun with it and figure out what works for you.

 

To make this Zucchini Bean Patties, you’ll need;

 

  • Zucchini, shredded
  • Black beans, rinsed & drained
  • Plain goat cheese
  • Sweet peppers
  • Small onion
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Bread crumbs
  • Egg
  • Cilantro (about 3 Tbs)
  • Salt or more to taste
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Black pepper
  • Brioche Buns

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Toppings I used;

  • 8 brioche buns (any soft bread is fine)
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced
  • 8 Swiss cheese slices ( I added this on the veggie patties, one minute before taking off the heat)
  • Broccoli salad sprouts (substitutes: lettuce, baby spinach or arugula)
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Onion, sliced (grill the onion for an added flavor)
  • Mayo, ketchup, mustard, or barbeque sauce

 

How to make Zucchini Bean Burger

 

  • Shred the zucchini using the large part of a grater, squeeze the Zucchini in a cheesecloth or dish towel to remove excess liquid.
  • Pulse The pepper, onion, black beans, garlic cloves, cheese, and cilantro in a food processor. Pulse about three times, just until roughly chopped.
  • In a bowl, combine the mix from the food processor, Zucchini, paprika, cumin, salt, and egg.
  • Grease your palm with some oil and form a mold with the mix. Place the patties on a lined baking sheet and freeze for about 40 minutes to help the burger hold its shape.
  • Heat the oil in a pan, make sure the oil covers the base of your pan. Add the patties, 3 or 4 at a time depending on your pan to allow for even cooking. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until brown.
  • While the veggie pattie is heating, set aside the buns, and garnishes to build the burger.
  • Toast the buns on the grill/pan, so it gets nice and crispy.
  • Place the patties on a paper towel to release any excess oil. Build the burger and serve or freeze the patties in a cling wrap for up to 2 months.

 

ZUCCHINI BEAN BURGER

 

Cook’s tips:

  • Make sure you drain the beans properly, before adding into the food processor. Also, squeeze the shredded zucchini in a kitchen towel to release the water, you don’t want a sloppy pattie.
  • When you pulse the vegetables in a food processor, Pulse three to four times, you want the mixture to be roughly chopped and not look like a paste.
  • Seasoning the veggie burger is up to you. I have used different seasonings, I’ve found this Weber Kick’n Chicken Seasoning made a significant difference in taste.
  • Store the patties in the freezer or in the refrigerator overnight for the burger to hold its shape while grilling.
  • Do not move the patties once in the pan, allow to brown per the cooking time provided before flipping it. The more you move the burger, the more chance you have to break it.
  • To assemble the burgers: Add a dollop of mayo, avocado, ketchup or mustard on the toasty bun, add greens, veggie patties, tomatoes, onions, avocado slices, more greens if you prefer and enjoy every bite.

 

There you have it, friends! Easy zucchini bean burger for a quick weeknight meal or game day chow down. Have fun making this burger and please, enjoy every bite.

 

Did you make this healthy zucchini bean burger? Join in the fun! Share it with us on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag worldlytreat (#worldlytreat). I would love to see what you made. Don’t forget to PIN this recipe for later!

 

Are you a fan of veggie burgers, or are you team “beef burger” forever? Share in the comments below.

 

If this recipe excites you, you need to try this delicious herbed compound butter recipe here which by the way would make for a perfect spread on those toasty buns and this nutty, crunchy chicken salad here.

 

Peace & Love,

Maureen.

 

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ZUCCHINI BEAN BURGER.

This zucchini bean burger is a flavorful variation on a classic American burger. It’s delicious and light, which makes for a perfect summer meal. 


Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bean burger, Veggie Burger, veggie patties, zucchini bean burger
Servings: 10 Medium Patties
Calories:
Author: Maureen Celestine

Ingredients

Veggie Patties

  • 2 cups zucchini, shredded
  • 1 15oz can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 oz plain goat cheese (optional, vegans can substitute with vegan cheese)
  • 2 sweet peppers
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic Cloves
  • 3 Tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1 handful of fresh cilantro (about 3 Tbs)
  • ½ Teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper

  • 8 brioche Buns (any soft bread is fine)

Instructions

  • Shred the Zucchini using the large part of a grater, squeeze the Zucchini in a cheesecloth or dish towel to remove excess liquid.
  • Pulse The pepper, onion, black beans, garlic cloves, cheese and cilantro in a food processor. Pulse about three to four times, just until roughly chopped.
    zucchini bean burger
  • In a bowl, combine the mix from the food processor, Zucchini, paprika, cumin, salt, and egg.
  • Grease your palm with some oil and form a mold with the mix. Place the patties on a lined baking sheet and freeze for about 40 minutes to help the burger hold its shape.
    ZUCCHINI BEAN BURGER.
  • Heat the oil in a pan, make sure the oil covers the base of your pan. Add the patties, 3 or 4 at a time depending on your pan to allow for even cooking. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until brown. 
  • While the veggie Pattie is heating, set aside the buns, and garnishes to build the burger.
  • Toast the buns on the grill/pan, so it gets nice and crispy. 
  • Place the patties on a paper towel to release any excess oil. Build the burger and serve or freeze the patties in a cling wrap for up to 2 months.

Notes

Toppings I used;

  • 8 brioche buns (any soft bread is fine)
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced
  • 8 Swiss cheese slices ( I added this on the veggie patties, one minute before taking off the heat)
  • Broccoli salad sprouts (substitutes: lettuce, baby spinach or arugula) 
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Onion, sliced (grill the onion for an added flavor)
  • Mayo, ketchup, mustard, or barbeque sauce 
 
Incase you missed the tips in the blog post, I added it below.↓
 
Cook’s tips:
  • Make sure you drain the beans properly, before adding into the food processor. Also, squeeze the shredded zucchini in a kitchen towel to release the water, you don’t want a sloppy pattie. 
  • When you pulse the vegetables in a food processor, Pulse three to four times, you want the mixture to be roughly chopped and not look like a paste. 
  • Seasoning the veggie burger is up to you. I have used different seasonings, I’ve found this Weber Kick'n Chicken Seasoning made a significant difference in taste. 
  • Store the patties in the freezer or in the refrigerator overnight for the burger to hold its shape while grilling. 
  • Do not move the patties once in the pan, allow to brown per the cooking time provided before flipping it. The more you move the burger, the more chance you have to break it. 
  • To assemble the burgers: Add a dollop of mayo, avocado, ketchup or mustard on the toasty bun, add greens, veggie patties, tomatoes, onions, avocado slices, more greens if you prefer and enjoy every bite. 
 
 

 

 

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