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Meat Free Burgers

Jack fruit and bean meat free burger

I made these burgers the other day and posted a photograph on Instagram and Facebook and yet again so many people asked me for the recipe, well, the thing is I often don’t really work with recipes… I just chuck things together and see what happens, this is how these burgers went.

I didn’t intend them to look like meat burgers but when they came out they looked scarily like a regular beefburgers… However I’m pleased to say they didn’t taste like it.

However, this is what I did.


  • 1 tin Jack Fruit
  • 1 tin mixed beans
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • mixed dried herbs
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp flax seed (ground Linseeds)


Jack fruit can be a bit weird straight out of the tin, it really does look like slices of fruit but if you start to squish it with a fork it starts to go really stringy, just like pulled pork or chicken.

Put a small amount of oil into a saucepan and add the Jack fruit, fry for about 4 min until lightly browned. I’ve tried making these without frying the fruit beforehand but it tends to be rather wet, frying seems to dry it out and make it a better consistency.

Whilst the fruit is frying place the mixed beans into a food processor and pulse into a paste. Don’t go to mad, leave some of the beans relatively unscathed.

Once the fruit is browned place it with the bean paste into a bowl, add the remaining ingredients and mix into a thick patty/paste.

You could mould the paste into a burger by hand but I use a burger press.

Place in the fridge to chill for about an hour.

Once chilled, shallow fry for about 3 min on each side.

As you can see from the photograph I had breadcrumbs on the chopping board, I coated mine in breadcrumbs to give them a crispy outer layer, I don’t think this is actually necessary, if I make these again I’m not going to bother… Let me know what you think



What do you think?