Kid-Approved Veggie Burgers


Introduce your kids to the world of healthy eating with our Kid-Approved Veggie Burgers! These burgers are packed with nutritious vegetables and are so tasty that even the pickiest eaters will love them. They are a fantastic way to incorporate more veggies into your child's diet without compromising on flavor. Perfect for a family dinner or a kid-friendly barbecue, these veggie burgers are sure to be a hit!

Kid-Approved Veggie Burgers

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Makes 6 Veggie Burgers
  • Serving Size: 1 Burger per person


  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed (about 400 grams or 0.88 pounds)
  • 100 grams (0.22 pounds) of breadcrumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil for cooking
  • 6 burger buns
  • Lettuce, tomato, and other desired toppings

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, mash the black beans until mostly smooth.
  2. Add the breadcrumbs, onion, carrot, zucchini, bell pepper, garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper to the mashed beans. Mix well to combine.
  3. Form the mixture into 6 burger patties.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties for about 5 minutes on each side, or until they are golden and heated through.
  5. Serve the veggie burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, and your choice of other toppings.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Let kids help in shaping the patties to make it a fun cooking activity.
  • Experiment with different vegetables or add cheese for a different flavor.
  • For gluten-free burgers, use gluten-free breadcrumbs and buns.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I bake these veggie burgers instead of frying them? Yes, bake them at 200°C (392°F) for about 10-15 minutes on each side.
  • How can I make these burgers vegan? Use egg-free breadcrumbs and choose vegan buns.
  • Can these veggie burgers be frozen? Yes, freeze them after shaping and before cooking. Cook from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.
  • What are some kid-friendly toppings for these burgers? Try mild cheese, avocado slices, or a simple yogurt sauce.