Taste the Best Filipino Veggie Burgers: Puso ng Saging Burger Recipe

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Whether you are a vegetarian or just a mom whose wanting to serve healthy snacks for your kids, this veggie burger delivers. 

Whether you are a vegetarian or just a mom who wants to serve healthy recipes for your kids, this puso ng saving  burger recipe and veggie burger is packed with flavor and fiber and delivers. It’s a unique Filipino veggie burger that you can eat with no guilt after eating. It can be a great healthy recipe for weight loss too!

The Puso ng Saging burger is something I grew up with in the province. My mother, who needed something cheap to make ends meet learned how to do this puso ng saging recipe. And it was a blessing too, because during those days, you can ask your neighbor for one or two Puso ng Saging and they’d be generous enough to throw in some bananas too.

What exactly is Puso ng Saging?

Puso ng Saging is a Filipino term that translates to “heart of banana.” Yes, you read that right! But it’s not actually the heart. Puso ng Saging is the tender core of a blossom (flower) of the banana tree coming into fruit. When this banana blossom matures, it opens and produces what we now eat as bananas. It’s commonly used in Filipino cuisine, where it’s often sautéed and added to soups or ginataan or even grilled as a side dish. But now, it’s being used to make burgers! Have you ever heard of a Puso ng Saging burger? If not, you’re in for a treat! We’re going to talk about a burger patty that’s made from a banana’s heart. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Let’s dive right in!

What Makes Puso ng Saging Burger Unique?

Puso ng Saging burger is a unique twist to a classic meal. Here are a few reasons why:

  • It’s a healthier option – Puso ng Saging is rich in fiber and nutrients that are beneficial to our health. By using it as a burger patty, we can make our meals healthier without sacrificing taste.
  • It’s eco-friendly – Using Puso ng Saging as a burger patty is an eco-friendly option since it’s a sustainable crop that doesn’t harm the environment.
  • It’s a great way to explore new flavors – If you’re tired of the same old beef or chicken burgers, Puso ng Saging burgers can give you a new taste experience. It has a unique texture and flavor that’s worth trying.
  • And last, these puso ng saging recipe is very kid friendly -we thought that we we’re eating the real thing haha! It’s delicious and healthy too!

How to prepare puso ng saging

Remove the outer layer of the banana blossoms -the brownish violet part, until you get to the whitish and softer core. Cut out the stem. Cut it into half and slice it very thinly. Soak the shredded banana blossoms in a bowl of cold salted water for about 15 to 20 minutes. (Note: I rub my hands with a bit of oil before I do the next part.) Drain the water and squeeze the banana blossoms to release the sap or “data” (which is bitter). Rinse again and squeeze well to remove the liquid.

This is my mother’s puso ng saging burger recipe.

How to make your Puso ng Saging Burger

puso ng saging recipe
Puso ng Saging “Heart” Burger

Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 13 min 


1 Banana blossoms. Make sure to use the Saba variety.
1/2 cup Flour
2 Egg beaten
Cooking Oil
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp salt
1 whole garlic
1 whole Onion
1 TBSP Oyster Sauce


  • Saute onions, and garlic in oil. Add banana heart and cook thoroughly. Add oyster sauce and mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let cool.
  • In a bowl, combine sauteed banana heart, flour, and eggs. Mix well.
  • Form into uniform-sized patties using two spoonfuls of banana blossom mixture.
  • Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil. Add banana patties one by one. Do not crowd them. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden and firm. Remove from pan and drain.


* You can serve this on its own with ketchup or Mang Tomas sauce. Or assemble as you would a burger.
* If you want to add meat, add flour and egg, and ¼ kilo of ground pork or beef.

Let me know what you think when you try this puso ng saging burger recipe! Tell me if you tried it! For me it tastes a bit like Good Burgers Veggie Burger. For me, it’s the best Filipino veggie burger ever! <3

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