Butter bean burgers

    25 min

    A fabulous recipe for homemade vegetarian burgers. Butter beans make a great base. Experiment with different spices, cheeses and flavourings to make these your own! Just be sure to avoid over-mixing the butter beans (mashing by hand makes this hard to do, but it could happen in a food processor.) Serve as you would any other burger.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 (400g) tin butter beans, drained
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chilli
    • 6 cream crackers, crushed
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 60g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a medium bowl, mash butter beans. Mix in onion, chilli, crushed crackers, egg, cheese, garlic granules, salt and pepper. Divide into 4 equal parts, and shape into burgers.
    2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat; use more or less oil to reach 5mm in depth. Fry burgers until golden, about 5 minutes on each side.

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    Used different ingredients. Used about half a mug full of wholemeal breadcrumbs instead of crackers and added some finely chopped mushrooms - oh, and a splash of a certain filmstar's stick bbq sauce  -  23 Apr 2011


    Have just made these and must admit I didn't think they'd hold together...chilled the mix before frying and they're realy tasty  -  23 Apr 2011


    I used one tin of butter beans and one tin of chickpeas... thinking I was being smart I put the whole lot, onions and garlic too in a food processor... wrong texture too liquidy but tasty.  -  07 Jan 2013