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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

Yield: 6

Veggie Bean Burger {with a kick}

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

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
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 spicy Hidden Valley Ranch
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms


  1. in 2 tsp olive oil fry 2 shallots, 1/2 onion and 1 cup chopped mushrooms.
  2. Fry till onions are brown and add 1/8 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!



Jennifer Marohn

Sunday 4th of August 2013

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.

Suzanne Smith

Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

Love, love, love ranch dressing - I Pinned.

Nena Sinclair

Sunday 30th of June 2013

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!


Friday 28th of June 2013

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

Monique L. S.

Friday 28th of June 2013

Looks very good.

Question though -- where do you buy liquid smoke??

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