Bean Burgers

Has anyone else noticed that there’s a whiff of summer in the air? In true British style, the slightest peep of sun has my belly rumbling for a BBQ! Since there’s no time like the present, I figured I’d get started with the burger season.

Whilst I’ve given up meat for lent (9 more sleeps and counting) I gave these surprisingly easy bean burgers a go. The fact that these burgers were insanely satisfying plus much healthier to their meat counterpart, means they get a big thumbs up from me.

I used BBC good foods recipe and when it comes to toppings, the world is your oyster! I served mine with sweet potato fries and crispy kale.

Ingredients: (Serves 6)

For the burgers
x2 400g cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
100g breadcrumbs
2 tsp mild chilli powder
small bunch coriander, stalks and leaves chopped
1 egg
x6 burger buns
For the fillings
x2 avocados, removed from the skin and sliced
x2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
x6 cheese slices
6 tbsp of mayonnaise

Method:

  1. Heat grill to high. Tip the beans into a large bowl, then roughly crush with a potato masher. Add the breadcrumbs, chilli powder, coriander stalks and ½ the leaves and egg, season to taste, then mix together well with a fork.
  2. Divide the mixture into 6, then wet your hands and shape into burgers. Place on a non-stick baking tray, then grill for 4-5 mins on each side until golden and crisp. Place a slice of cheese on top of each burger and grill for an extra 2 minutes or until melted.
  3. Split the buns in half and spread the bases with the mayo. Top each with a burger avocado and tomato.
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