Kidney Bean Patties

Recipe: Bean Patties

Summary: These kidney bean patties make a flavor rich, nutrient packed entree that is easy to whip up. Pick and choose the herbs as you wish to include for a personalized dish.


  • 1 cup dried red kidney beans, soaked overnight in 1 quart of water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives, shallots and/or parsley
  • 1 lemon


  1. Cook pre-soaked beans in vegetable stock over a low flame until very tender. Drain off the stock and set it aside. (Vegetable stock is naturally low in sodium and preservative free and is easy to make at home simply by boiling onions, carrots, celerey, tomatoes, potatoes, and any other vegetables you have on hand. )
  2. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a skillet, then add ½ cup of parsley, chives, shallots or any mixture of the three, then add the beans.
  3. Mash all of the beans with a fork then add the stock, stirring occasionally.
  4. When almost all the water has evaporated from the pan, form the mixture into patties. Serve with a slice of lemon.

Quick notes

These bean burgers can help replace the red meat in your diet in more ways than one.

Kidney beans are a nutrition power house loaded with cholesterol lowering fiber and provide a low calorie, low fat source of protein.

Homemade vegetable stock is a must have in any healthy kitchen and is a great all-natural way, low sodium way to thicken give body to vegetable based soups and dishes.

Serve these patties over a bed of arugula salad with fresh tomatoes and red onion for a healthy dinner, or between slices of whole grain bread for a vegan barbeque treat.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: Italian

Calories: 240

Fat: 7.75

Protein: 10.25

My rating 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

By Mediterranean Book
Published: May 11,2012