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Adzuki Beans Burger (Vegetarian “Beef” Burger)

These vegetarian adzuki beans veggie burger patties are not only healthy and protein-rich but also remarkably similar in texture and taste to ground beef patties. Give them a try!

These are among the best veggie burger recipes I’ve tried. These patties have become a staple in my household. Not only are they incredibly easy to prepare, but they also earn praises from both vegetarians and meat enthusiasts alike.

Adzuki Beans Burger

Why use Adzuki beans in burgers or patties

Adzuki beans, often hailed as a nutritional powerhouse, take center stage in vegetarian and vegan diets, particularly when crafting delicious burger patties. These small, crimson-hued legumes have been a staple in Asian cuisine for centuries, revered for their robust flavor and exceptional nutrient profile. Packed with protein, fiber, and an array of essential vitamins and minerals, adzuki beans offer a wholesome alternative to traditional meat-based proteins.

When incorporated into burger patties, adzuki beans bring a unique texture and hearty taste that closely resembles ground beef, making them a go-to choice for those seeking plant-based options without sacrificing flavor or satiety. Their versatility allows them to be combined with various seasonings, herbs, and spices to create a diverse range of burger options, from smoky barbecue to zesty southwestern flavors.

In addition to being a flavorful addition to vegetarian and vegan diets, adzuki bean burger patties align well with macrobiotic principles, emphasizing balance and harmony in one’s food choices.

With their macrobiotic profile, these burgers offer a satisfying protein boost while keeping fat content in check. Who said healthy couldn’t be delicious? Give this recipe a whirl and drop a comment below with your thoughts. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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Looking for more delicious veggie patties recipes? Try these Flavorful Vegan Chickpea Patties, “Cheesy” Yellow Split Pea Patties or Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties. Also, check out my best vegetarian burger recipes: Beet Burgers, Vegan Big Mac Burger, Grilled Vegan “Chicken” Burger .

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Vegetarian Adzuki Beans Burger

Adzuki Beans Burger
These vegetarian adzuki beans veggie burger patties are not only healthy and protein-rich but also remarkably similar in texture and taste to ground beef patties. Give them a try!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American, European
Servings 10 patties
Calories 110 kcal


  • 150 g Adzuki beans previously soaked for at least 5 hours (it is best to let them soak overnight)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 cup iceberg lettuce chopped
  • 1 egg Or for vegan version: 3 Tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 Tbsps water
  • 2 Tbsps parsley fresh, chopped
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs or chickpea flour, you can also use regular wheat flour – you’ll need it if the composition is too moist
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika


  • Mix the ground flax and water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Put the previously soaked adzuki beans in a pot and cover them with water. Let them boil for 40 minutes (or until tender) and don’t forget to add 1 tsp baking soda in the water. This way the beans won’t cause bloating and will get soft faster.
  • When ready, drain very well the adzuki beans. Put them in a large bowl and using a vertical mixer, mash them a little. Not too much. Whole azuki beans give the burgers a very nice texture.
  • Add chopped onion, parsley, grated carrot, salt, pepper, spices, egg/flax egg and chopped salad leaves. Blend them well together using a fork.
  • Now, the composition has to be sticky and easy to shape the patties. If it is too moist you can add some breadcrumbs or chickpea/rice/soy flour. Start with 2 tbsps and add more if needed.
  • Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan. 1tbsp of oil is enough. Make the burger patties and put them on the pan to cook. Let them cook about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Serve with anything you like. (tip: they’re great with mustard! yum!)


Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 93mgPotassium: 287mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1504IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
Keyword adzuki beans, beans, burgers, patties
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 9th of April 2024

Loved these!


Tuesday 2nd of January 2024

The recipe is a great starting point for somebody whos never made a veggie burger before:) I love the adzuki beans flavor and I added spelt flour and it held together perfectly. I made two batches the first time and ate 3 in a row lol That being said, I'd personally exclude the crunchy Lettuce leaves as I didn't care for the texture. I'd also play with the recipe and include sweet potato and possibly corn or mushrooms for diffrent flavors. Definitely will use this as a base recipe, thanks a lot!


Monday 20th of February 2023

Hi, with the cost of electricity soaring here in the UK, I'm opting for canned adzuki beans. I've not made adzuki bean burgers for over 30 years! I'm 69 now and quite forgotten just how myself, hubby and my young 2 daughters loved them. I'm going to make some today, following this recipe (no spices, but with some fresh herbs growing in my garden) and served with my homemade cheddar cheese sauce, just as we enjoyed them over 30 years ago!


Monday 5th of September 2022

What does "young salad leaves" mean?


Tuesday 15th of November 2022

Hi Nel. I used the crunchy heart of a lettuce head, the part with small leaves in the middle. They are sweeter and less fibrous.


Friday 13th of September 2019

I am not a vegetarian and these don't taste like beef lol but they are amazing in their own right. Second time I am making them and I am doing a triple batch this time. Thanks for the recipe!

Ruxandra Micu

Monday 7th of October 2019

You're very welcome! Glad you liked the recipe!