Superfood Siobhan

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Mexican Style Spicy Bean Burgers

By Wednesday, July 02, 2014 , , ,

Growing up with a vegetarian mother, a lot of my meals as child involved vegetarian substitutes, swapping beef burgers for veggie burgers or falafel, sausages for veggie sausages and using soya meat in lasagne, spaghetti bolognaise and Mexican dishes. From a young age I've had a love of veggie burgers, I loved their moist and yet not greasy texture and the combination of different flavours, all compacted into an easy to eat burger. These kidney bean burgers are inspired by the spicy bean burgers that my Mum adores and we always used to order from a burger restaurant in my town.

Makes 6 burgers

You will need:

1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans
1 finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsps tomato puree
juice of half a lemon

Process half of each can of beans with the paprika, chilli, coriander, cumin, tomato puree and lemon juice until smooth. Pour into a bowl and roughly mash in the remaining beans, then add the chopped onion and garlic. Shape into 6 even burgers and place in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. Heat a pan with a little oil and panfry gently for about 5 minutes on each side. Serve either in a bread roll at a bbq or have a couple with some salsa or guacamole for a super easy dinner!

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  1. I've been waiting for this recipe since I saw them on your Instagram as they look SO delicious! Definitely making these soon, I just need to find some black beans (sadly I've never seen them anywhere!)

    1. I'm not sure where you live, but I found canned black beans in Tesco and Morrisons!

  2. I tried it today and the patties fell apart.. Maybe they were too moist?

    1. You do have to be pretty careful with bean burgers as they are really delicate. Maybe add a little flour as a binder next time?

  3. Do you drain and rinse the black beans too?

  4. I dont have black beans...can i just use red kidney beans instead of black?