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Best Veggie Burger Recipe

Made with garbanzo beans and fragrant vegetables. Crush the beans by hand for a non-mushy, crumbly texture. It also includes a little cooked rice or barley
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 burgers


  • 1/4 cup minced onion 1 oz
  • 1/2 cup minced bell peppers 2 oz
  • 1/4 cup minced mushrooms .5 oz
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil .8 oz
  • 1 tsp ketchup a squirt
  • 1 tsp mustard a squirt
  • 1 tsp soy sauce a squirt
  • 1/4 cup cooked rice or barley (or 1/8 cup whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 blended egg (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Chop the vegetables finely. Choose very flavorful ones such as those named above, carrots can also be considered, but the total volume of vegetables should be about half the volume of beans.
    chopped onion, garlic, peppers, mushrooms on a board with a bowl of chickpeas
  • Cook the vegetables in one tbs of oil on a low flame to slowly wilt and soften the vegetables.
    onions, peppers, mushrooms frying
  • Meanwhile, boil the rice or barley in water. And also crush the beans.
    a bowl with mashed chickpeas and the dome kitchen tool
  • Add the cooked vegetables and the barley (or rice) to the bowl of mashed beans.
    A bowl with mashed garbanzo beans, cooked minced vegetables and cooked barley
  • Add the ketchup, mustard, soy sauce, salt and pepper, and blended egg. 0r leave out the egg if you prefer a vegan version. If going vegan, though, be sure to do the kneading step below.
  • Knead the mixture with the dome to stretch the proteins and make the mixture hold together better.
  • Form into burgers.
    Four garbanzo bean burgers on a baking pan
  • Bake them on an oiled baking sheet or fry in a pan lightly coated with oil. 
    Four Cooked Veggie Patties on a frying pan
Keyword garbanzo bean burgers, homemade veggie burgers