Vegetarian Option Burger

A delicious alternative to beef burgers.


  • 2 tblsp olive oil
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 200 g mushrooms
  • 2 large carrots (peeled and coarsely grated)
  • 1 tblsp soy sauce
  • 1 tblsp seasoning, we used schwartz moroccan
  • 300 g can beans (try kidney or pinto, drained and rinsed)
  • 100 g cheddar (coarsely grated)
  • 200 g granary bread (torn into pieces)
  • burger buns, lettuce, tomato and other favourites, to serve


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a shallow saucepan over a medium flame. Tip in vegetables, seasoning and soy sauce, then cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins until soft.
  2. Tip veg into a food processor with the beans, cheese and bread, season, then pulse to a thick paste.
  3. With wet hands, mould mix into 8 burgers. These can be kept in the fridge for 2 days or frozen, stacked between greaseproof sheets for up to 2 months.
  4. To cook, heat oil in a frying pan and fry 2-3 mins on each side until crispy. Serve with toasted buns, salad, ketchup and mayo.


Use your RTE ID to Join

  • Upload your style photos
  • Create and save recipes
  • Review and Comment
  • Have your say
help Whats this?
Don't have an RTE ID? register