Reader Recipe: Vegan Burgers!

Cookout season is in full swing! If you're tired as we are of the same old beef and turkey burgers, try out this meatless burger recipe, submitted by Odette T.

Vegan Butter Bean Burgers

Serves 6 patties
Allergy Wheat
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Occasion Barbecue
Cookout season is in full swing! If you’re tired as we are of the same old beef and turkey burgers, try out this meatless burger recipe, submitted by Odette T.


  • 3 cups cooked butter beans (large lima beans)
  • 1 Medium red or yellow bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 15 vegan saltine crackers (crushed (or 1½ cup bread crumbs))
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal


  • 6 thin slices jarred red jalapeno (minced – if you want a little kick)


heat 2 tsp of olive oil in the medium pan on medium-high. toss in the diced onion & bell pepper
sauté for 5 minutes. next add in the minced garlic & minced jalapeno pepper
sauté for another minute or two, remove from heat, and transfer into the large mixing bowl.
place the butter beans into the large mixing bowl with the sauteed veggies and smash them all together using a potato masher (you may be able to use a fork to mash ‘em, too) crush up the saltines (or use your food processor to do it for ya) and put them in the mixing bowl (or add in the bread crumbs), add the nutritional yeast, and combine everything together & season with sea salt 'n pepper if you like (onion powder is yummy, too). mix well!
form burger patties with your hands (we make 6 patties – but you can make them as big or as wee as you like). spread the cornmeal out on a small plate and roll each patty into the cornmeal, coating each one thoroughly with cornmeal (don’t forget the sides!)
heat a little olive oil cooking spray in the large skillet/pan (we used our cast iron skillet) on medium heat. once the oil is heated place the cornmeal coated patties into the skillet and cook for 5 – 7 minutes (until lightly browned). flip the patties over to cook for another 3-5 minutes until lightly browned.
remove from heat, place on a bun (i add a little vegenaise to mine), and dig in – oh so yummy! yay!


what you'll need:
large mixing bowl
medium pan for sauteing veggies
large skillet/pan for cooking burgers
small plate
food processor (optional – for making bread crumbs or crumbling saltines)

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