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Gather your friends and make some burgers this weekend! These healthy and wholesome veggie burgers are made from kidney beans, cauliflower and almonds and taste deliciously hearty and satisfying. Add some homemade red pepper sauce on top for a sweet and sour touch.

Wholesome Veggie Burgers with Red Pepper Sauce [Vegan]

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For the Burger Patties:

  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice 
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup almonds 
  • 3/4 cup (gluten-free) rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

For the Red Pepper Sauce:

  • 1 small red or white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small or 1/2 large red pepper
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Buns
  • Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, onion, etc.


For the Red Pepper Sauce:

  1. Finely chop the onion and garlic. Sauté both in a pan with a bit of water for about 1 min.
  2. Cut the pepper and tomatoes into small chunks and add to the pan. Stir in the tomato paste and cook covered for 5 min on low to medium heat. Stir in between.
  3. Lastly, add salt, pepper, maple syrup and the vinegar. Cook for another 5 min without a lid. Afterwards, purée some of the sauce with an immersion blender, if desired.
  4. Place the red pepper sauce into the fridge.

For the Burger-Patties:

  1. Finely chop the onion and garlic and sauté in a bit of water in a large pan for 1 min.
  2. Add the cauliflower rice and cook for 5-6 min until tender.
  3. Add the almonds to a food processor and process until most of the almonds have turned into fine pieces (almost like flour). Add the rinsed and well drained kidney beans and process to combine.
  4. Now add the remaining ingredients including the sautéd veggies and process until it all comes together.*
  5. Transfer the burger mixture to a bowl and keep in the fridge for at least 30 min.
  6. Heat a non-stick pan. Form 4-6 burger patties using your hands and press so that they are about 1 inc (0.5 cm) thick. Cook from both sides for 3-5 min on low heat.
  7. Serve on buns with red pepper sauce and/or toppings of choice.


If you don't own a food processor, use ground almonds and quick-cooking oats. Mash the beans using a potato masher/fork and incorporate the other ingredients using your hands.

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 539 | Carbs: 77 g | Fat: 19 g | Protein: 22 g | Sodium: 740 mg | Sugar: 10 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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