Mealworm burgers by Jess Miller

Mealworm Veggie Burger Patties


Grain-free vegetarian burger patties made with mealworm.

Servings 6 Burgers patties


  • 6 small beetroot

  • 1 white onion

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 can black beans drained

  • 1/2 cup mealworm flour

  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika

  • 1 tbsp chili powder

  • 1/2 tbsp cumin


  1. Cut and cube beetroot

  2. Roast beets at 180c degrees for 40 min

  3. Dice the onion

  4. Caramelize the onions in a pan on low for about 30 min, stirring frequently

  5. Add in the garlic with the onions when there are 2 minutes left

  6. In a food processor, combine beans, beets, onions, garlic. Pulse until beans and beets combine but not pulverized. Over-grinding will make for less textured burgers.

  7. Transfer to a bowl

  8. Add the mealworm, paprika, chili powder, and cumin

  9. Add salt and pepper to taste

  10. Combine everything and mix well

  11. Refrigerate overnight so it can release moisture

  12. Form patties and sear on both sides for 4-5 min