Italian Bean Burger Recipe | Vegan, GF (optional)

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Italian Bean Burger

Hey everyone, today I’m back with another burger recipe. This bean burger is one of the first meals I made when I decided to switch to a vegan diet and although it’s been tweaked a million times since then, I still come back to it. It’s full of Italian herbs, sundried tomatoes and olives and brimming with different flavours and textures.

You don’t need to be particularly gifted in the kitchen to make it and it’s really fast too. All you need to do is throw everything in a food processor. They can either be fried, which only takes ten minutes, or you can bake them which takes 20-25 minutes.

This recipe is dairy free, soy free, nut free, vegan and can easily be made gluten free.

Prep time: Less than 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 –25 minutes depending on

Serves: 3 patties

Italian Bean Burger


  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • A flax egg (1tbsp milled flaxseed and 3tbsp water)
  • 50g breadcrumbs (GF if necessary)
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 50g black olives, sliced
  • 75g sundried tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp mixed Italian herb
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Pinch of chilli flakes (more if you prefer spicy food)


  1. If you’d prefer to bake them, pre-heat fan assisted oven to 190o
  2. Put all ingredients except the sundried tomatoes and olives into a food processor and turn on to high. Allow the mixture to combine until it’s reasonably smooth but still has a slight texture. You may need to scrape the sides down.
  3. Once combined transfer mixture into a large mixing bowl and then stir in the sundried tomatoes and olives. Don’t be concerned if it looks slightly dry, the oiliness of the sundried tomatoes will fix that.
  4. Separate the mixture into three portions and shape into patties.
  5. Place on a non-stick baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes in the centre of the oven. When cooked they should be warm through and firm on the outside while still soft in the centre.
  6. If you’re frying them, allow pan to warm up on a medium heat then add 1tsp vegetable oil. Cook patties for five minutes on each side then serve.


For my smoky chickpea burger, click here and click here for my latest recipe post.

18 thoughts on “Italian Bean Burger Recipe | Vegan, GF (optional)

  1. Omg would you look at that I had a bean burger for breakfast this morning ☺️ it was from Morning Star and it was spicy and yummy but I wish I had yours! I wish I could fly you out and have you cook for me thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂

    xx Lena |

  2. Have you ever tried a beet patty? Totally meatless as the name would suggest because it’s made from Beetroot. I’m getting so hungry just from looking at this.

  3. This looks like my kind of dinner! I love bean burgers. Although I’m not Vegan / Vegetarian, I always try and cut meat where I can in my dinners and bean burgers are something I’ve grown to absolutely love over the last year or so. Not just because they’re meat free but they’re just SO yummy. I have trouble with meat substitutes… I get a bit grossed out by them, that’s why I love bean burgers so much because they’re not pretending to be something they’re not. If that makes sense! xxx

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