Make these freekeh and carrot burgers for a delicious vegetarian BBQ option, then check out our veggie burger, falafel burger, vegan black bean burger and more vegetarian burger recipes.


  • 150g freekeh
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 400g tin pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp (optional) plain flour
  • to serve (optional) burger buns, salad and hummus


  • STEP 1

    Cook the freekeh in boiling water for 20 minutes until soft. Drain and rinse. Toss with the grated carrot, onion, paprika, egg and season.

  • STEP 2

    In a small blender, whizz the beans to a paste and add these to the mix. Add in 1 tbsp flour if needed to combine, and shape into 8 burgers. You can freeze any extra burgers for another time.

  • STEP 3

    Fry the burgers in 1 tbsp oil for 4 minutes on each side until golden and crunchy. If you like, add into burger buns with some lettuce, tomato and a dollop of hummus. You could also make the burgers half the size when shaping, fry, then load into Little Gem lettuce leaves with hummus and finely diced tomato and onion.

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