Saturday, October 16, 2010

Kale Burgers (They Really are Delicious!)

Adapted from a recipe I found online, here goes:

2 cups of kale, stems removed and sliced into thin ribbons and steamed for three minutes
1-16 oz. can of navy beans, cannellini beans, or chick peas--drained and slightly mashed with a fork
3 eggs or egg whites
1/4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 t. salt
pinch turmeric
pinch paprika
bread crumbs
olive oil for frying

1) Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Grind slightly with an immersion blender to combine the beans and kale into the rest of the mixture.
2) Add enough bread crumbs to make the mixture easy to form into patties.
3) Place in a pre-heated non-stick skillet over medium heat with some olive oil.
4) Cook on each side 4-6 min or until golden brown. Remove and put on a plate with a paper towel to drain/cool.
5) Serve with plain yogurt or other topping or your choosing! Enjoy!
Makes approximately 8-10 medium-sized patties.


  1. I love veggie burgers and often make a similar Mark Bittman version that doesn't have greens. I love the idea of adding kale -- probably swiss chard and/or spinach would work too, right? Thank you for the recipe!

  2. Thanks, Ann! I actually made a version of this kale burger recipe for a work potluck, using shredded sweet potato and black beans in the place of the navy beans. I also played with the spices a bit to make it more Southwestern in taste. I got a lot of compliments on them--I'll post recipes and/or pics soon!