Eat Smart Recipe - Kidney Bean Burgers


  • 1 cup dried red kidney beans
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped herbs like parsley, oregano, garlic, shallots, or a mix.
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Add the beans to a pot with 3 cups of water and bring slowly to a boil.
  2. Simmer for 90 minutes or until soft.
  3. Remove from heat and drain beans, saving the “bean water”.
  4. In a skillet on low heat, mix the herbs and olive oil and heat.
  5. Add beans and lemon juice and mash with a fork.
  6. When the beans reach an even consistency, add bean water and continue cooking over very low heat until all water has evaporated.
  7. Form into patties and serve hot or cold.