Plant Based Hemp Burger

Yield: 6-7 patties
Serving Size: 4oz burger (137g)


  • 14 ounces canned kidney beans
  • 1 ½ cups hemp hearts
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (3 oz)
  • 1 large carrot, scrubbed well and grated (large holes on box grater) (3 oz) – changed from ½ cup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Leaves from 6 stems cilantro or parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon flour, or more as needed (Garbanzo bean flour can be used as a GF option)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons bean liquid
  • Place the kidney beans in a large bowl and mash them well.
  • Mix in the hemp hearts, onion, carrot, cumin, and cilantro to form a mixture that looks almost pureed. Do not use a food processor.
  • Stir in the flour, which should stiffen the mix, adding more by the teaspoon as needed.
  • Taste, and season with salt, pepper and/or crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Form a total of 4 to 6 patties (the size you like), making them ¼” to ½” thick (a thinner patty will have more crunch texture).
  • Use just enough oil to coat the bottom of a skillet; heat it over medium heat. Once the oil simmers, add as many patties as will fit in a single, uncrowded layer; cook until the patty is heated through and has developed a nice crust on each side, turning them over as needed.
Serving Suggestions: Serve warm in a hamburger bun or over a bed of lettuce.