Banana heart burger

Puso ng saging (banana heart/bud) is usually cooked sauteed in coconut milk and flavored with smoked fish. I’ve always wanted to try out something new with it so I’ve come up with vegetable spring rolls filled with puso ng saging. This time, what I’ve done is to utilize it in making burgers. This recipe is not originally mine. I learned this from my friend Suzette. We used to make burgers made of puso ng saging and ground pork. Once, though, we forgot to buy the ground pork and decide to proceed making burgers anyway using just puso ng saging. We never looked back.


Banana Heart Burger

1 puso ng saging
1 tsbp salt
1 small carrots, grated
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 bunch of kinchay, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 tsp black pepper, cracked
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour

To use the puso ng saging, remove the red layers till you get to the yellowish core. Chop the core finely then add the salt. Mix then press the chopped core to remove as much liquid as you can. Put in a bowl then add carrots, kinchay, onion, garlic, black pepper, Worcesterchire sauce and olive oil. Mix thoroughly before adding the eggs and flour. I usually cook about a tbsp of this mixture to check for taste. Adjust taste according to your preference. Shape into burger patties then pan fry in a non-stick pan. To assemlble the burger, toast sliced bread. Spread mayonaise on one side, add sliced cheese then the patty. Top with slice cucumber and tomatoes and a dollop of coleslaw. Cover with toasted sliced bread.


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  1. Oh, interesting! Actually, I don’t know where/hoe banana hearts are used in cooking… All I know is that they’re in kare-kare. =)

  2. They’re really good in kare-kare, diba? You could also use them in sinigang na bangus. In Vietname, it’s use in salad with peanuts.

  3. I don’t even know where I can find puso ng saging here in MN but I’ll start looking!

  4. wow te…try namin to hir..hehe..hanap kmi ng banana heart..hehe

  5. the only way I know how to use puso ng saging is in soups (with pork legs), and of course, as salad. this is interesting.. a good vegetarian dish!

  6. Thesis ko to!!! you know? haha

    ako nauna mag discover ni2!


  7. Talaga? Share mo naman recipe mo! Sarap di ba?

  8. This might be our choice for our mktg class presentation…with just a few innovation more. This has might be the recipe for a high grade! ThankS! :)

  9. sapatos ni sion says:

    1st time ko makatikim neto masarap sya pulutan

  10. love for food says:

    i still remember making puso ng saging burger when i was 11 yrs old,it was years and years back. it was my entry for our school science fest,science and group and i did’nt know what to do.some suggested an electronic device would be a good entry but i came up with the idea of making burger out of banana heart. because i was only 11 that time and had a limited budget, onion and egg plus little bit of salt would make it tasty. and flour to hold the ingredients together… but to our surprise we won first price beating those electronic devices’ entry…simple easy tasty nutritious…

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