Veggie Bean Burgers

Some veggie burgers I have tried have been a bit dry & lacking in flavour so I was inspired to create my own! Have a meat free night once a week & try my Veggie Bean Burgers. If you don't like cumin add some chilli powder to spice it up a little. You won't need egg to bind as the roasted pepper & beans are quite moist & work with the dried breadcrumbs to bring the mixture together.

Prep time 10 minutes plus 20 minutes chilling time Cooking time 10 minutes

Serves 4 (or 2 hungry/greedy people!) Approx 27p per person


1 tin mixed beans, rinsed well & drained (I used Tesco 3 Bean Salad!)

1 small red onion, quartered

1 roasted red pepper, from a jar

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tsp ground cumin

salt & pepper

100g dried breadcrumbs

Lay the beans out on to some kitchen towel to get as much water off them as possible.

Place the onion quarters in a food processor & whizz until chopped.

Add the beans, red pepper, garlic & cumin & pulse until roughly chopped, you want the beans to be a little chunky not mushy!

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl & add the breadcrumbs, salt & pepper. Mix together with a wooden spoon or preferably your hands!

Using wet hands (so it won't stick!) divide the mixture into 4, roll into balls then flatten into a patty.

Place the patties onto a plate, cover with cling film & chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Heat some oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat & cook the burgers for 5 minutes on each side.

Serve in buns with lettuce & sliced tomato.

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