Thursday, February 19, 2009

White Bean Veggie Burgers

Didn't really feel in the mood to cook. But I've been wanting to try these cannellini bean patties from, the show Emeril Green, on Planet Green channel. They were okay. I would add more seasoning next time, if I do make them. I served them with a mix of sweet potato and white potato baked fries with a creole seasoning. These called for eggs but of course I didn't use so I just left that out. They held together rather well without it. like to load my burgers with lettuce, tomato, avacodo, etc. These whole wheat buns are perfect because they are on the smaller size so the burgers are a perfect fit. Here is the recipe.

Emeril's White Bean-Veggie Burgers
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, courtesy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Yield: 4 veggie burgers
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil (I only used a couple of tsp. of oil due to the juice of the veggies)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped celery1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon minced chives
2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 cup dry unseasoned breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon Emeril's Original Essence or other Creole Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Hamburger buns, for servingSliced tomatoes, onions, lettuce leaves, pickles, avocado, etc., for garnishing, as desiredCondiments for serving, such as ketchup or salsa, mayonnaise, mustard, as desired

Method:In a nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and saute‚ the onion, bell pepper, celery, carrot, and garlic until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.
In a medium mixing bowl, mash the beans with the back of a fork. Stir in the cooled vegetables, , chives, parsley, breadcrumbs, and seasonings and mix well. Divide the mixture into 4 patties. Wrap and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

When ready to serve, heat the remaining olive oil in a large nonstick skillet and cook the burgers until golden on both sides and heated through, about 2 minutes per side. Serve hot, on lightly toasted buns, garnished with desired condiments.


  1. YUM!!!

    im such a huge fan of bean burgers (probably because im allergic to most store bought ones.) i wil definitely be trying yours :)

  2. Yum!!! I love white beans and I love veggie burgers!! I must make these!

  3. OMG that looks soooooooooo good made me hungry!