Now that spring has sprung, get some veggie burgers on the menu! These jalapeno white bean burgers are perfect for adding a little bit of spice to your weekend.
jalapeno white bean burgers

“Colors of the world


Every boy and every girl


People of the world



Sometimes, the right words find themselves in Spice Girls lyrics.

Don’t fight it.


Really, I was sitting here all writer’s blocked trying to think of a way to convey to you just why you need these burgers in your weekend, without actually having to say “Hey! Burgers! YOU. NOW.”

And then that song popped into my head.

Now I’m having an almost-midnight dance party while the boy stares at me bewilderedly because there is no actual music playing. Just….in my head.

On that note, I should mention that we had these burgers for dinner and while I can’t for sure say that they triggered this madness, I can’t say that they didn’t either.

Dance party in burger form. Need I say more.


If you guys follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed me DROOLING over the newest flavor of Angry Orchard cider – GREEN APPLE.

I became an Angry Orchard fan over the past year or so, and now I’m so fanatical that The.Boy and I have decided that they will be the exclusive cider served at our wedding. No other cider can even compare with their rich apple-y flavor. I know because I’ve tasted ALL OF THEM.

Anyway, I was super excited to hear that they had added a green apple flavor to their already awesome line-up and even more thrilled when they offered me some to try. Thankfully, it definitely lived up to the legacy of their other flavors! The Green Apple flavor is a tad more sour than the Crisp or Traditional flavors, but that’s what’s so appealing about it. It’s really refreshing and is the perfect accompaniment to warmer weather food, like these burgers! So if you’re a green apple fan to begin with, you will love this new flavor and even if you’re not, I think it’s still worth giving a try.


Jalapeno White Bean Burgers
Now that spring has sprung, get some veggie burgers on the menu! These jalapeno white bean burgers are perfect for adding a little bit of spice to your weekend.
Yield: 6 burgers
  • ⅓ cup millet
  • ½ lb dried white beans, soaked overnight and cooked until tender
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped
  • 6 slices pickled jalapeno
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 large egg
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese (I used Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar)
  • 6 burger buns
  1. In a medium pot, combine the millet with just over a cup of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer, cooking for 15-20 minutes or until water has evaporated. Turn off the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Set aside ½ cup of white beans. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the remaining white beans, shallot, jalapeno, chili powder, and ground cumin until it is a chunky puree. Stir in the reserved white beans, the millet, and the egg. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Form the veggie burger mixture into six patties and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Let chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  4. Heat oven to 350. Bake for 15 minutes and then flip. Bake for another 15-17 minutes. Top with an ounce of cheddar and put back in the oven to melt for a few minutes. Serve on burger buns.
Adapted from Bon Appetit
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 burger

These veggie burgers are my submission to this month’s Recipe Redux, the theme of which is PATTIES!

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82 Responses to Jalapeno White Bean Burgers

  1. Kathryn says:

    Love the flavours in these burgers and the kick of spice (and indeed, spice girls!). There’s no better way to bring in the weekend ; )

  2. Spicy bean burgers make me endlessly happy and these are no exception!

  3. Simply Life says:

    ahhh, I cannot wait for BBQs and to be able to spend more than 30 seconds outside without freezing!

  4. I just had some white bean stew for the lunch today…your burger looks scrumptious, Joanne.

  5. Monica says:

    Always great vegetarian options here, Joanne…thanks. : )

  6. So, I just tried my first veggie burger yesterday. I was skeptical…but they are delish! Now I have another recipe to try! Looks deeeeelish, love the spice! Pinned

  7. Love me a good homemade veggie burger! And these have some awesome flavors going on. And of course, sharp cheddar makes everything beddah!

  8. Trisha says:

    The first thing I was craving after I got back to the states from Panama was a black bean burger, but of course now, I’m craving one of these! YUM. Also, the Spice Girls always know what to say. You are responsible for having that song in my head for the rest of the day. πŸ˜‰

  9. Julia says:

    SLAM IT TO THE LEFT if you’re having a good time SHAKE IT TO THE RIGHT if you know that you feel fine…

    UGH I love that I have that song stuck in my head now. IIIIII love it! Spice girls were my guilty pleasure for waaaay longer than they should have been, and now I’m thinking I need to revisit all of their songs…and sing them all…every lyric.

    Yoooooour burgers. Yes! I can do these! They look fabtastic and I want them to spice up my life. πŸ™‚

  10. Loving these burgers, Joanne! Can I just tell you? I’ve never had a veggie burger… ever. This one seems like the perfect one to start with. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  11. I’m so intrigued by these. I loved the white bean dip I made recently so I’m pretty sure I would love these too. Awesome!

  12. Kinsey says:

    I love a good veggie burger and the CA weather is perfect for them right now–I think it high high 70s yesterday and if that doesn’t say burger weather, I don’t know what does!

  13. I love veggie burgers but have never tried white beans. Love the spice kick in this. And dance parties in your head are always thebest πŸ™‚

  14. I’m loving these burgers – love white beans, so I’d imagine they’d taste lovely in a burger.

  15. Looks like my weekend’s about to get a little spicier…yummy!

  16. I am a huge fan of vegetarian burgers and Joanne – these white bean millet ones sound fabulous – specially with the kick from the jalapenos and chili powder!
    Since you brought the Spice Girls up…I will tell you what I want, what I really really want – and that’s THESE burgers! πŸ™‚
    Happy Weekend!

  17. Jeanette says:

    Love the pickled jalapeΓ±os in these veggie patties!

  18. I love Angry Orchard! Though, I’ll be honest that I think the absolute best is Wandering Aengus, which is a line of cider from the Anthem company. Also, Anthem Cherry = YUM.

  19. OMG!! I love this recipe! I am so all over the jalapenos and cheese. I was going to make regular burgers tonight, but ummm, now I have to make these! I can’t wait!

  20. Abby says:

    Spice girls!! haha oh man. I’m ready to spice up my life, and lovin’ this burger. Have a great weekend!

  21. Aaaaand, I will be singing Spice Girls in my head for the rest of the day. Hopefully it stays in my head and doesn’t happen out loud for the sake of my co-workers. But, even if it does it’s totally worth it for these burgers.

  22. sandra says:

    green apple cider? where can I get me some??
    You didn’t even mention those delicious looking sweet potato (?) fries. How were those made, is what I want to know.

  23. P says:

    These burgers look so adorable! Love the Spice Girls reference, haha

  24. Is it weird that I think Spice Up Your Life was the best segue ever for these burgers? I didn’t think so. These look great – can’t wait to try them out this weekend!

  25. This sounds delish especially with the jalepenos! YUM!

  26. These look so good! I’m so over black bean burgers — they always feel “meh” to me. Just reading over your ingredient list is making me want to drop everything and whip these up for lunch.

  27. Can I just tell you that intro just made my day?! Love it and this burger, yo!

  28. Pam says:

    Nice! They look like a great (and healthier) alternative to a burger. Love the jalapeno kick too.

  29. Nothing like a little Friday Spice Girls:-)

  30. Kate says:

    I feel like you’re too young to know who the Spice Girls are. Were you dancing to them in diapers?

  31. i need to try these, i love jalapenos…

  32. Eileen says:

    So this is what I need to do with my pickled jalapenos! I might actually dice some of them up and put them in the burger mixture for ultra-spice challenge. Yay!

  33. Old school…Spice Girls rocked, I don’t care what anyone says. πŸ˜‰
    I’ve been wanting to make bean burgers and these look delicious! My husband will love these jalapeno ones. πŸ™‚

  34. I have randomly been singing spice girls songs lately — What is going on! Everyone is just coming down with Spice Girl fever. These burgers sound totally delicious and I’m liking the sound of that cider! It can be a little sweet for me, but I like it when it’s extra, extra tart.

  35. Oh no. Now I have that Spice Girls song stuck in my head..
    These burgers look fantastic! I think I would have a burger dance party if I ate these πŸ˜‰

  36. Aaaaa! Now you got that dang song in my head!!!! hahaha! I loooove cider beer. I’m so ecited about that crunchy exterior of this burger!

  37. OMg we love ALL the flavors in these burgers!! Genius idea for a meatless Friday meal during lent.
    Also, never heard of the Cider before, I guess that’s because we stop buying apple juice and cider a few years ago – too much sugar for us. Awesome photos Joanne!

  38. Wow, those were cooked totally differently than I had thought. I never would have thought that they were baked. Looking at it, they almost look deep fried (granted, that would/could) go against the whole healthy eating.

    Very nice.

  39. Shannon says:

    you know me and burgers- can’t get enough πŸ™‚

  40. I never thought I’d be grateful for a Spice Girls flashback – but for these burgers, I make an exception. They sound like all the good flavours all at once!

  41. cheri says:

    Oh Joanne, I am loving this burger and the bun looks amazing, what kind is it?

  42. Corina says:

    They look lovely and as I’ve recently made black bean burgers, maybe white bean burgers should be next!

  43. Mmm… I love a good bean burger and these look particularly tasty (and very jalapeΓ±o-ey). πŸ˜‰

  44. I am a massive fan of white beans, so this burger is extra appealing πŸ˜€
    Delicious recipe!

    Choc Chip Uru

  45. Hotly Spiced says:

    I’m a huge fan of jalepenos. I use them to spice up many a meal. I think they go very well with white beans and this is a great looking burger. Well done to the ‘Spice Girl’ xx

  46. Barbara says:

    That last photo? Fabulous. What a great idea for a veggie burger, Joanne.

  47. Squealingly cool! March Madness around here means Bball and burgers and now you’ve given us so many fabulous choices…thank you! πŸ™‚

  48. Mmmm….jalapeno patties! Love. Scary Spice was totally on Hollywood Game Night the other night and I had a weird throwback moment/dance party with that one too.

  49. oh spice girls. yesterday i was singing tlc. what will it be tomorrow? i need to try these burgers- yum!

  50. Claudia says:

    I’m not really a burger person, but you somehow make a even a bean burger look irresistible. And what an amazing collection of meat alternatives.

  51. Kathy says:

    These sound delicious, Joanne…I love to have an alternative to meat!

  52. Wow – just wow! Digging the flavors going on here (I just bought me some Woodchuck Cider today – will have to try Angry Orchard next!)

  53. Oh boy, guess what song I have stuck in my head now!! Haha. These look great! What a great idea to make burgers out of beans! And I love spicy food!

  54. this is awesome. I cant believe you made them without any meat πŸ™‚

  55. Ok this is the second jalapeno burger post I saw today – I think it’s a sign I better make some asap.

  56. A nice variation on the usual black bean burger!

  57. Haha. I don’t know how you manage to write something interesting and funny every day, but you do! Writer’s block my ass. Lovin’ these burgers.

  58. I love a decent cider and cannot wait to be back in the UK next month to drink some πŸ™‚

  59. A veggie burger is one of those things I really want to get around to making, but just haven’t yet. This one sounds very tasty indeed! I bet it’s great with the spice and cheese. Yum! πŸ™‚

  60. Chris says:

    I’ve been on a veggie burger kick lately. Spinach burgers, black bean burgers, tahini and garbanzo bean burgers, you name it. I like this flavor combination. Since I’ll be doing mine on the grill, I might fire roast fresh jalapenos and mix them into the patty mix. Yum! Great post, Joanne.

  61. Whoa, when I first looked at the picture, I thought they were turkey burgers! That looks like a great sandwich. I’ll have to try that cider – sounds great!

  62. Traci says:

    Yum yum yum! This recipe looks delicious and unique and I cannot wait to try it. As soon as spring actually hits, I’m all over grilling recipes.

  63. Teffy says:

    Ooo those look incredible!! I love white beans, but I’ve never thought to make a burger out of them!! Definite must try.

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  64. Susan says:

    That last shot is gorgeous! I’d probably have to tone down the number of jalapenos on mine πŸ™‚

  65. It kind of looks like fried chicken, lol! But much, much healthier, obvs.

  66. Sounds like a wonderful savory bite to spice up life a bit πŸ™‚

  67. Thanks for getting the spice girls songs stuck in my head πŸ˜› These veggie burgers look incredible!

  68. Haha spice girls songs are so cool πŸ˜‰ And so are these burgers. I wish they were tomorrow’s lunch!

  69. Seeing that jar of jalapena makes me want a condiment sandwich.
    Ever have one of those?

  70. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh, yes I am loving the flavors in this burger πŸ™‚ can’t resist some good spiciness!

  71. Jessie says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks of Spice Girls lyrics at random times. So 90s! I love love love what you’ve done with this months Redux theme! Those jalapenos have me drooling (partly because I’m a spice wimp, but mostly because DELICIOUS.

  72. guilt free burger with some kick! πŸ™‚

  73. We love veggie burgers and have some spicy white bean ones that are among our favorites…this is another great option I’ll remember, esp since I’ve never cooked with millet!

  74. I love a good veggie burger. I love the spices you have it this one, sounds wonderful and looks yummy!

  75. Lisa says:

    These certainly got my attention. I love that you use millet. Clearly a grain that should be appearing on our tables more often and one of my favorites.

  76. Reeni says:

    You don’t have to twist my arm! Veggie burgers are one of my favorite things. I would happily gobble these up and all the other versions too!

  77. grace says:

    homemade bean burgers are so good. i’m not sure i’ve seen a white bean version, but it’s a fine idea!

  78. Amanda says:

    How many cups of beans does this end up being? I always use dried, but I have some already made up and in the freezer that I can pull out to make these.

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