California Bean Burgers

  • 15 ounce – kidney beans, canned
  • 1/2 tablespoon – Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 stalk – green onion
  • 1 large – egg white
  • 1/4 cup – bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 3 tablespoon – sesame seeds
  • 4 regular – hamburger buns, whole wheat


  • 1 medium – avocado
  • 2 medium – carrot
  • 1/4 cup – barbecue sauce

Serve With:

  • 2 cup – strawberries
  1. Heat grill to medium-high.
  2. Drain and rinse beans. Place into a food processor along with the Worcestershire sauce, onion, and egg white; process until smooth.
  3. Add bread crumbs and pulse until well-combined.
  4. Place sesame seeds in a shallow dish. With wet hands, shape bean mixture into 4-6 balls (depending on desired thickness of burgers), roll in sesame seeds to coat, then form into patties.
  5. Place patties on grill and cover. Grill 6-8 minutes per side until patties are lightly browned and seeds are toasted.
  6. Mash avocado and shred carrots. Toast buns if desired.
  7. Add some avocado, carrots, a bean patty, and barbecue sauce to each bun, forming sandwiches.
  8. Serve bean burgers with strawberries on the side.

Serving size: 1/4 cup bean mixture, 1 bun, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 carrot, 1/2 cup strawberries


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

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