Snake Bean Bratwurst Burger

A unique twist on the hamburger using seasonal homegrown snake beans

The main concept of this burger is to demonstrate that seasonal vegetables are fine to use as a substitute for the traditional burger sides and snake beans hanging out and over the edge is a novel twist.

Taste wise these burgers were a total hit with my wife and kids and also a leaner healthier burger meal than you’d typically buy from a fast food restaurant.

Snake Bean Bratwurst Burger

A unique twist on the hamburger using seasonal homegrown snake beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people
Calories 317 kcal


  • 4 buns tiger buns are nice
  • 2 bratwurst sausages 100 grams each
  • 4-8 snake beans chopped in quarters- keep a bit of length
  • 3 cups perennial spinach leaves chopped fine
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 4 slices cheese whatever type you like
  • 4 tsp egg mayonnaise
  • 4 tsp barbecue sauce
  • 1 knob butter


  • Oven roast, pan fry, or boil the bratwurst sausages (this can be done at the same time as the vegetables below)
  • First, pan fry the onions in butter for about 5 mins until soft. Then add the snake beans and spinach, & fry for a further 5 mins
  • Open the buns and place a teaspoon of mayonnaise on the base then add the cheese slice
  • Slice the sausages in about 10 mil/half inch pieces and place on top of the cheese
  • Drizzle the BBQ sauce over the sausages and top with onions, spinach, and a liberal serving of snake beans ensuring they hang out untidily over the sides of the bun
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Iceberg lettuce commonly goes on burgers and for good reason – it gives a nice crunch and tastes great but we can’t grow iceberg lettuce here during our subtropical summer so we improvise and use other greens to compliment the meats in our burgers.
Snake beans grow well in hot subtropical summers and also go surprisingly well on a burger bun instead of lettuce.


Calories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 13gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 520mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 293IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 223mgIron: 11mg
Keyword beans, burgers, homegrown
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