Spicy Red Bean Burger

Four red beans spicy vegan burgers with a bun and veggies
  • Yield : 4 Burgers
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 30m

From the author, Terrence Paschal: It’s hot outside and peppers should be popping up at your local farmers’ market. I’m always looking for ways to mix hot peppers into my food, like these Spicy Red Bean Burger. They’re great sources of antioxidants and help reduce inflammation. They also taste great! I use jalapenos in this recipe, but you can replace them with any hot pepper you like. If you want more heat, try using a habanero. If you want less heat, try an anaheim pepper.

If you do not have a food processor, you can mash the beans with a fork. It takes a little longer, but it works. Give these burgers a try at your next BBQ. If you grill them, make sure you place them away from direct heat so they do not stick.

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Four red beans spicy vegan burgers with a bun and veggies

Spicy Red Bean Burger

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  • Author: Terrence Paschal
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This spicy red bean burger recipe is ideal to prepare for a nice lunch al fresco with family and friends! Get cooking!


  • ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup of diced onion
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 small tomato, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • Hamburger buns
  • Romaine lettuce (optional)
  • Tomato slices (optional)
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced (optional)
  • Crispy fried onions (optional)


  1. In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add garlic, onion, and minced jalapeno, and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add minced tomato, chili powder, cumin, and paprika to the pan, continue to cook for 7 more minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and place in the refrigerator to cool.
  4. While the tomato, pepper, and onion mixture is cooling, place the beans in a food processor. Pulse beans until they are smooth and then transfer them to a large bowl.
  5. Remove onion mixture from the refrigerator and mix in with the beans. Add BBQ sauce and bread crumbs to the bean mixture.
  6. Form 4 patties out of the mixture.
  7. Cook the patties on the stove in a nonstick pan for 5 to 7 minutes on each side.
  8. Place the cooked patty on a bun, top with a slice of tomato, romaine lettuce, sliced jalapenos, and crispy fried onions.

Keywords: vegan, vegetarian, spicy, red beans, burger, vegan burger, homemade, takeout, spicy burger

From Plant-Based on a Budget: This Spicy Red Bean Burger is the perfect alternative to your favorite takeout burger, super spicy and packed with flavor! The good news is, it is much healthier and nutritious, plus so much more affordable. For around the same price of one or two takeout burgers, you can make 4 of these and happily feed a delicious home cooked meal to your family.

Make Now, Eat Later

Making homemade burgers can be somewhat of a messy affair, that is why we are all for making them now to enjoy them later. Whenever you have some extra time or on your meal prepping day (if you have one), take the plunge and venture into making a double (or triple) batch of these Spicy Red Bean Burgers. You can store them for one or two days in your refrigerator or freeze them for whenever the homemade burger cravings strike.

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Four red beans spicy vegan burgers with a bun and veggies

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