Chickpea and Cannellini Bean Burgers

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These vegetarian Bean Burgers are made with chickpeas and cannellini beans and are a delicious non-meat alternative at your next barbecue or cook-out! They are really quick and easy to make and can be served in a bun and dressed with your favorite burger toppings!

Chickpea & Cannellini Bean Burgers

Bean Burgers

I made these chickpea and cannellini bean burgers for the vegetarian barbecue we threw for the family recently.

With the ingredients gathered – pretty much store cupboard ingredients for me, it was time to get to work and make burgers from them!

Chickpea & Cannellini Bean Burgers #Vegetarian #BBQ

After draining the beans, I mashed up about half of them and left the rest whole. I mixed the beans with fresh breadcrumbs, an egg, smoked paprika, garlic salt and finely sliced spring onions.

On reflection, I would probably mash up more, if not all of the beans next time so that they would hold together better than they did.

Chickpea & Cannellini Bean Burgers #Vegetarian #BBQ

Once mixed altogether, I was able to make 4 burgers from them. I actually used my burger press – but they didn’t turn out very well, and I ended up balling them up again in my hands and making thicker burgers instead.

Chickpea & Cannellini Bean Burgers #Vegetarian #BBQ

After oiling the grill, we placed the burgers down over the hot coals and then carefully turned them over after a few minutes. You can see where I was a little clumsy in their assembly and one burger ended up mainly on the coals!

Chickpea & Cannellini Bean Burgers #Vegetarian #BBQ
Chickpea & Cannellini Bean Burgers #Vegetarian #BBQ

All of the hiccups aside though, the burgers did taste really good! I served them with chilli mayonnaise and lettuce inside some thin buns.

Chickpea & Cannellini Bean Burgers #Vegetarian #BBQ
Chickpea & Cannellini Bean Burgers
Author: The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Serves: 4
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3-4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 slices wholemeal bread, made into breadcrumbs
  • ½tsp smoked paprika
  • ½tsp garlic salt
  • oil for brushing
  • 4 bread rolls
  • lettuce
  • chilli or regular mayonnaise
  1. Mash up most of the chickpeas and beans, leaving a few whole. I do this in a food blender.
  2. Place the chickpeas, cannellini beans, spring onions, egg, breadcrumbs, smoked paprika and garlic salt into a bowl, then mix to combine.
  3. Divide into four portions and form each into a ball, before flattening slightly to make a patty.
  4. Brush a little oil on the outsides of the bean burgers.
  5. When ready to cook, brush some oil onto the grill and place the burgers on.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes on each side until charred and hot through.
  7. Toast the bread rolls and serve the bean burgers on a roll with mayonnaise and lettuce.

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