25 min prep time
15 min cook time
Serves 6 people
Nuts for Life - Plant-based chestnut burger



  • 500g chestnuts, cooked and peeled
  • 250g brown mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Burger and fillings

  • 6 brioche buns
  • Beetroot/tomato relish
  • Lettuce
  • Red onion
  • Sliced tomato
  • Plant-based cheese
  • Plant-based mayonnaise


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan on high.
  2. Add the mushrooms and continue stirring regularly until browned.
  3. Turn heat down to medium, add the onion and chives. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring.
  4. Add the garlic, soy sauce and chestnuts. Sauté for a further minute, stirring.
  5. Turn off the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  6. Place contents into a food processor. Season with salt and pepper, then process until mixture comes together but still has a slightly coarse texture.
  7. Form the mixture into patties approximately 2cm thick. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  8. Heat frying pan and add the remaining olive oil.
  9. Cook patties for 5-7 minutes on one side then flip for a further 5-7 minutes on the other side, or until cooked through and browned on the outside.
  10. Serve on a brioche bun with relish, lettuce, red onion and sliced tomato. Add plant-based cheese and mayonnaise if desired.


For 500g of cooked and peeled chestnuts (needed for this recipe), start with 800g of fresh chestnuts.


Recipe and image courtesy of Chestnuts Australia.
Nutrients per serve
Energy 2,883kJ
Protein 17.3g
Fat 30.4g
Saturated fat 6.1g
Carbohydrate 80g
Sugars 32g
Dietary fibre 14.5g
Sodium 1,133mg

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