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Veggie Bean Burger {with a kick}

I was challenged to “Ranchify” a recipe. My husband and I decided to take the challenge a wee bit further and and try a recipe WITHOUT meat!!

For those of you know my family (ahem, my hunting loving husband) you can imagine what we were up against. We both are not fans of tofu, so we wanted to come up with a recipe that would have no meat and no tofu – we did it. AND WE LOVED IT!

Let me introduce you to our Veggie Bean Burger with a kick!

Veggie Bean Burger

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Veggie Bean Burger {with a kick}
Recipe type: Burger
Cuisine: Vegetarian
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Serves: 6
This Veggie Bean Burger is made without tofu. It boasts a delicious flavor with a bit of a kick.
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 1 can black beans
  • ½ onion chopped
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • ¼ spicy Hidden Valley Ranch
  • ⅔ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ⅛ tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  1. in 2 tsp olive oil fry 2 shallots, ½ onion and 1 cup chopped mushrooms.
  2. Fry till onions are brown and add ⅛ tsp liquid smoke.
  3. Mix well and place aside to cool.
  4. Take Black Beans and rinse.
  5. Dry on a paper towel a lightly chop in food processor. {Be sure that beans do not become a paste, they need to remain coarse}
  6. Once chopped mix in salsa, ranch, bread crumbs and contents of frying pan.
  7. Mix well.
  8. With wet hands form into patties and grill to taste.
  9. Enjoy

veggie burger

Our whole family loved this meatless burger and we already decided that it will become a recipe we use regularly. The spicy ranch dressing in the burger gives it a little kick that sends our taste-buds soaring!

bean burger

For those of you meat lovers out there, have you ever tried a veggie burger you love?

I challenge you to try this – and let me know what you think!

Vegitarian Bean Burger

…I dare you to try it!

I was in this challenge last year and my recipe was one of the runners-up. You can check out that Cheesy Stampeden Ranch Burger.

Discloure: I was sent 3 bottles of Ranch and a $50 grocery gift card to “ranchify” a recipe. I was not obligated to blog about it, but I wanted to because the recipe turned out so well. Chef Ned Bell will judge all the recipe submissions. Wish me luck!




  1. I have never heard of a bean burger before but it looks amazing. I think I will give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Teresa, I never wanted to try a veggie burger because I’m not a fan of tofu – now that my husband and I came up with this recipe we will be eating them alot – they are so delicious!

      • I love beans and hummus so I think I will love these burgers. I think the liquid smoke is what probably makes them so good. I was thinking you could add Worcestershire sauce too! My little ones LOVES it on steak.

        • Teresa, it’s funny that you mention Worcestershire sauce – we actually talked about that, but I seem to have an aversion to it which is why we left it out – I supposed I could have put it as an optional ingredient. Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. This sounds like an interesting recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I have tried tofu burgers and like them. I think I would like these much better though. Can’t wait to give them a try . Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • I’m not sure why I can’t appreciate tofu – I’m just so happy my whole family loved these burgers – it makes family dinner time so much better when everyone enjoys what they are eating!

  4. That’s so creative! (pssst I’m not a fan of Ranch but my family surely is! They would love this!)

  5. Ranch dressing makes everything just a little tastier.

  6. Monique L. S. says:

    Looks very good.

    Question though — where do you buy liquid smoke??

  7. we never eat meatless either, well the kids do, they hate meat, but they don’t count! this looks pretty interesting though!

  8. Nena Sinclair says:

    This sounds so delicious! It’s been a long time since I’ve made veggie burgers, and I’ll definitely give your recipe a try! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Suzanne Smith says:

    Love, love, love ranch dressing – I Pinned.

  10. This looks like something that my mother-in-law would actually eat. Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to have to make this for her at our next cookout.

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