Why do my bean burgers fall apart?
Not using a binder to hold the ingredients together.
A good veggie burger isn’t just, well, veggies — it needs a binder, something to hold all the ingredients together and keep the burger intact. Without a binder, your burger might completely crumble and fall apart the second it hits the grill or when you bite into it.
How do you make the best veggie burgers?
- Oven-baked (350°F, parchment lined baking sheet, 15 minutes one side, flip, then an additional 7 minutes)
- Pan fried in a non-stick pan (medium-low heat, little bit of oil in the pan, 3 – 5 minutes per side)
What is the best binder for veggie burgers?
Eggs are the most common and effective binder, and egg replacers are an excellent alternative for vegan burgers. Other common binders include wheat germ, bread crumbs, oats, and ground flaxseeds. These are dry ingredients, though the recipe’s other ingredients often add just enough moisture to make a sufficient binder.