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'll show you how to prepare super-tasty patties with a few wholesome ingredients.
We made our veggie burger mix with cooked mung beans for proteins, beetroot for colour, oat flour and flaxseeds for structure. We also used fresh coriander and garam masala as a seasoning. Then, we shaped all into thick patties and oven-baked them to perfection.
After the first delightful bite, you won't believe they're meat-free. These mung bean patties look and feel almost like beef burgers, but they're 100% vegan and come with a fraction of the fats. Weight-by-weight, they have 4 times fewer saturated fats than a burger made with 5% fat mince, and 16 times less than a 20% fat one.
After our black bean and lentil burgers recipe, we wanted to experiment with mung beans. Also known as green gram, these tiny and mildly sweet beans are incredibly popular in Indian and Indonesian cuisine. As they're usually found dried, we'll explain how to pre-soak and cook them in the steps below.
You can enjoy these delicious bean patties on their own or turn them into a mouthwatering vegan hamburger. We made ours with brioche rolls, watercress, vegan cashew mayo, shredded red cabbage and onions. You can also top the patties with mango chutney, sliced tomatoes, and fresh coriander for an Indian-style finish.
Full of flavour and texture, each burger has only 215 calories and 7% RDI of fats, but it covers over 30% RDI of fibres and 25% RDI for proteins. So good!