Before I start I will admit this recipe was totally inspired by Jack Monroe and her famous 9p burgers. As with most recipes I try after I have made them and enjoyed them I have to fiddle about and then try my own versions with tweaks and adaptations. After all that’s how most recipes come about yes?
These burgers were made as a bit of a hurried mid week meal when I wanted to get some goodness into my daughter after a few days of not great meals due to tiredness and general stress. They are easy to make, quick to prepare and cook and taste really, really good.
Veggie Bean Burgers
You will need:
1/2 a large sweet potato grated
1 tin of kidney beans ( I used asda smart price )
A bunch of chopped coriander or parsley chopped roughly
A tsp of cumin
2 chopped black garlic cloves
1 shallot finely diced
Firstly drain, wash and place your kidney beans in a pan of cold water. Bring to boil and simmer until soft ( about 8-10mins). Whilst you do this sauté your grated sweet potato, coriander( or parsley) cumin, garlic, shallot and pepper in a little olive oil until softened. Add your cooked beans and mash together with your other ingredients with a fork or spoon. It doesn’t need to be completely smooth. Some texture makes it that bit better. Add a tbsp of flour and stir thoroughly. With floured hands shape into balls and flatten slightly and place in a hot pan with a little oil and cook on either side for a few minutes until golden brown.
Serve in rolls or not. We ran out of rolls so to make it look like a burger for Izzy I used a cookie cutter to cut rounds out of bread and then put them in the pan with the burgers for a minute to brown slightly.
These are totally delicious in a yes I don’t feel guilty about always eating meat and yes they must be healthy because you know..beans and green stuff. Go make them.
I didn’t take any photos of the cooking process as I didn’t expect them to be that amazing. But they were so next time I make them I’ll add some pics. For now here is a brief shot I stole of the finished burger before Izzy devoured it.