Home-made Bean Burgers…
August 13, 2010
One of my stand-by meals when I do not have time to cook is bean-burgers and chips, but I cheat and buy frozen burgers… just so I know they are there if I need them… but recently decided to try making my own and freezing them, this is a first attempt so hopefully I will perfect them but I wanted to document my progress!
2 x 400g cans kidney beans , rinsed and drained
2 tsp mild chilli powder (I used fresh chillies)
small bunch coriander , stalks and leaves chopped
salsa (1 chopped red onion, 2 chopped tomatoes and chopped coriander with chopped chillies and olive oil)
150ml sour cream
juice ½ lime
plus wholemeal burger buns , sliced avocado, sliced red onion and salad leaves, to serve
1. Heat grill to high.
Tip the beans into a large bowl, then roughly crush with a potato masher.
Add the breadcrumbs, chillies, coriander stalks and ½ the leaves, egg and 2 tbsp salsa, season to taste, then mix together well with a fork.
2. Divide the mixture into 6, then wet your hands and shape into burgers.
The burgers can now be frozen if you wish.
Place on a non-stick baking tray, then grill for 4-5 mins on each side until golden and crisp.
To cook from frozen, bake at 180 for 20-30 mins until hot through.
3. While the burgers are cooking, mix the remaining coriander leaves with the sour cream, lime juice and a good grind of black pepper.
Split the buns in half and grill/griddle them then spread the bases with some of the sour cream.
Top each with whatever you like!
I served with sweet potato chips (chopped sweet potato baked with olive oil, sea salt and cracker black pepper, paprika and dried chillies for 30 minutes at 180) and they were good… I was stuffed!