Burgers are the ultimate grilling food… but far from the healthiest.
If you are planning on doing any grilling this summer, and of course you should, consider shaking things up by offering up some equally delicious and extra nutritious bean veggie burgers alongside traditional beef patties as a healthy alternative. Randall Beans can provide the base for flavorful bean burgers that as just as protein-packed but without all the fat and calories of the typical hamburger you usually see get smothered in ketchup and mustard at a backyard barbeque.
Randall Beans also bring whole new dimensions to a patty. With different beans bringing different flavors, textures and opportunities for ingredient pairings, resulting in lots of different tasty creations.
Not a believer in the versatility of veggie burgers? Here are four different bean burger recipes, each using different beans and flavor pairings to create a burger that is unique and wonderful!
The combination of quinoa and Randall kidney beans create a dense, but not heavy, bean burger patty that is sure to fill you up! Along with the beans, this veggie burger also gets another healthy dose of protein from the quinoa, another “superfood” up on the list right alongside beans.
These bean burgers are great with your favorite toppings but do yourself a favor and don’t forget to whip up a batch of the cilantro lime yogurt sauce to serve with it! This cool and creamy sauce is refreshing, zesty and perfect for summertime.
This simply delicious bean burger recipe from Simply Recipes is the perfect dish to use our Randall Beans great northern beans! Using great northern beans, onion and brown rice makes for a much creamier and lighter patty that provides a wonderful contrast with crunchy lettuce, tomato and red onion.
What really sets this veggie burger off though is the pesto sauce they top it off with. Nutty white beans really elevate the simple zesty pesto sauce that you’ll end up wanting to put on everything!
Using garbanzo beans in a veggie burger can really lay the foundation for a Greek-inspired recipe, and that is exactly what this recipe does! Roasted garlic, sundried tomatoes and spinach help to build on the Mediterranean flavors of this simple-to-make recipe.
What really turns this into a gyro-burger is the tzatziki we whipped up to serve with it! This traditional yogurt and cucumber sauce is a staple in Greek cuisine and adds a refreshing bite to this burger. It is deceivingly easy to make too, making this a great recipe if you are looking to eat healthily and expand your culinary horizons!
Looking for a little kick of heat in your summer grilling? Try this veggie burger recipe from Balance with B. This traditional black bean burger recipe calls for chili powder, cumin, hot sauce and jalapeno peppers in the patty mix to bring the heat!
Don’t worry about too much heat though. This recipe calls for a simple veggie salsa with corn, tomato and extra black beans (yum) which bring some crunchy texture variety with each bite and balance the fire brought on by the peppers.