Once you make a stash of these Freezer Friendly Bean Burgers, you will want this recipe to become part of your weekly meal prep! These burgers are very easy-to-make and prepare ahead so you can freeze and reheat them whenever you need a quick meal! They have a bulky satisfying texture, which makes a perfect meat-free alternative for homemade burgers. Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free.
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ARE BEAN BURGERS HEALTHIER THAN BEEF?
That is a very interesting question. I could tell you that bean burgers are healthier because legumes (beans and lentils) are good for you and provide fibres, vitamins, and minerals.
But truth is, I could not answer this question better than Alan Watts in his Youtube video, “The Top 3 Arguments in Favor of Eating Meat“. Whether you are a vegetarian or a meat-eater, I kindly invite you to watch the video below when you have 5 minutes of free time.
Moreover, these Freezer Friendly Bean Burgers contain kidney beans and butter beans, and are therefore high in protein.
ARE THESE FREEZER FRIENDLY BEAN BURGERS GLUTEN-FREE?
Yes, these delicious, slightly crunchy burgers are naturally gluten-free.
Besides, this Freezer Friendly Bean Burgers recipe is:
- high in protein
- made without breadcrumbs
- suitable to cook in an air-fryer, oven, or grill.
Looking for more gluten-free dinner recipes?
- Black Beans Stuffed Aubergine (oil-free | vegan)
- Hummus Caramelized Onion Pizza (no cheese)
- 3 Ingredients Beans Burgers (no blender | oil-free)
- Chickpea ‘Omelette’ (no onion | no added oil).
WHAT ARE FREEZER FRIENDLY BEAN BURGERS MADE OF?
These Freezer Friendly Bean Burgers are made of:
- olive oil
- butter beans
- kidney beans
- potato starch
- garlic cloves
- spices (scroll down to the full recipe for details).
RECIPE IN VIDEO (1 MIN)
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HOW TO MAKE FREEZER FRIENDLY BEAN BURGERS?
Please note this just an overview of the recipe. Scroll down to the end of the page to see the full printable recipe.
1- Heat a large pan with olive oil. Sauté the chopped onions and garlic cloves.
2- Add the chopped tomatoes and spices, and cook for about 3 more minutes.
3- Turn off the heat, and add the kidney beans and butter beans to the pan. Mash everything with a masher.
4- Add the potato starch, and mix well with a wooden spoon.
5- Use your hands to shape the burgers.
HOW TO FREEZE BEAN BURGERS?
If you intend to freeze the burgers, prepare rectangle pieces of baking paper. Use your hands to shape the burgers and place each of them on one side of a piece of baking paper.
To store away, fold the pieces of baking paper to cover the upper side of the burgers. Gently place the burgers in airtight containers and place them in the freezer. Freeze for up to 3 months.
CAN FREEZER FRIENDLY BEAN BURGERS BE GRILLED?
When unfreezing or cooking your Freezer Friendly Bean Burgers, you can choose one of the following options:
- Fry the burgers in a pan, using vegetable oil,
- Grill the burgers on a grill,
- Air fry the burgers in an air-fryer (linked is the one I use and recommend),
- Or cook the burgers in the oven.
Whatever method you choose for cooking, just make sure you cook the burgers long enough so they are cooked on the inside. To ensure easy cooking, shape the burgers thin enough to cook fast on the inside. The thicker your burgers are, the longer you will have to cook them.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH BEAN BURGERS?
I find these Freezer Friendly Bean Burgers to go amazingly with my No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread (only 4 ingredients) recipe! Or if you are more into baguettes, you could give my Easy French Baguettes (no machine) recipe a try, and make sandwiches with the burgers and baguettes.
You could also serve the burgers with rice, pasta, quiche, vegetable stir-fries, etc. Below are a few recipes that I think will go great with the Freezer Friendly Bean Burgers:
- Muffin-Pan Carrot and Parsnip Cups (gluten-free)
- Mushroom, Lime and Peas Risotto (in Instant Pot)
- Chickpea Flour Quiche (egg-free | gluten-free options)
- Black Bean Stuffed Aubergine (oil-free | vegan).
HOW TO KEEP BEAN BURGERS FROM FALLING APART?
The secret in this recipe to keep the Freezer Friendly Bean Burgers from falling apart is… potato starch! The potato starch (you can use cornstarch) will not only help to keep the burgers together, but it will also enhance the crispiness of the burgers when cooked!
Instead of potato starch, you can use cornstarch.
For this recipe, I recommend using 2 cans of kidney beans and 1 can of butter beans. But it would also work with 2 cans of butter beans and 1 can of kidney beans. You could also use chickpeas instead of butter beans, although I could not recommend this for sure as I have not tested it.
Instead of olive oil, you can use any other vegetable oil.
You can mash the burger mixture by hand with a masher, or you could use a food processor if that is more convenient for you.
I sincerely hope you will enjoy this recipe,
Freezer Friendly Bean Burgers (gluten-free | no blender)
- wooden spoon
- large pan
- Baking paper
- 2 tbsp olive oil - or any vegetable oil
- 2 onions - peeled and finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves - peeled and finely chopped
- 2 tomatoes - finely chopped
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 2 cans kidney beans - rinsed and rained - dry weight: 240 g (for one can)
- 1 can butter beans - rinsed and drained - dry weight: 250 g
- 2 tbsp potato starch - or cornstarch
- Watch the one minute recipe video to see all instruction steps.
- Heat a large pan with olive oil. Add the chopped onions and garlic cloves to the pan, and sauté on high heat until the onions are brown.
- Lower the heat to medium heat, and add the chopped tomatoes and all spices (garam masala, curry powder, cumin seeds, salt, chili powder). Cook for about 3 more minutes. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.
- Turn off the heat, and add the 2 cans of kidney beans and 1 can of butter beans to the pan. Mash everything with a masher.*
- Add the potato starch, and mix well with a wooden spoon.
- If you intend to freeze the burgers, prepare 12 rectangle pieces of baking paper. Use your hands to shape the burgers and place each of them on one side of a piece of baking paper.
- To store away, fold the pieces of baking paper to cover the upper side of the burgers. Gently place the burgers in airtight containers and place them in the freezer. Freeze for up to 3 months.
- To unfreeze or cook the burgers, you can choose one of the following options:-Fry the burgers in a pan, using vegetable oil.-Grill the burgers on a grill.-Air fry the burgers in an air-fryer (linked is the one I use and recommend)-Or cook the burgers in the oven. Then, cook until the burgers are brown on both sides**.
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