Veggie burgers are a fantastic alternative to classic beef burgers, perfect for those following a plant-based diet or looking for a healthier option. In this mung bean burger recipe, we show you how to make it super tasty patties with a few healthy ingredients.
We made our veggie burger mix with cooked mung beans for protein, beets for color, oatmeal and flaxseed for structure. We also used fresh coriander and garam masala as spices. Then we shaped everything into thick patties and oven baked them to perfection.
After the first delicious bite, you won’t believe they’re meatless. These mung bean patties look and feel almost like beef burgers, but are 100% vegan and contain a fraction of the fats. Weight for weight they have 4 times less saturated fats than a 5% ground beef burger and 16 times less than a 20% fat burger.
Following our Black Bean Lentil Burger recipe, we wanted to experiment with mung beans. Also known as green gram, these tiny and slightly sweet beans are incredibly popular in Indian and Indonesian cuisine. Since they’re usually found dried, we’ll explain how to soak and cook them in the following steps.
You can enjoy these delicious bean patties on their own or turn them into a delicious vegan hamburger. We made ours with brioche rolls, watercress, vegan cashew mayonnaise, shredded red cabbage and onions. You can also garnish the patties with mango chutney, sliced tomatoes and fresh coriander for an Indian finish.
Each burger is packed with flavor and texture only 215 calories And 7% RDI of fatsbut it covers 30% RDI of fibers And 25% RDI for proteins. So good!