About this recipe:These vegetarian burgers can be baked, barbecued or pan fried. Serve in a floury bap with avocado, lettuce, soured cream and cheese.
1 carrot, sliced
1 (400g) tin kidney beans
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
450g (16 oz) salsa
100g (4 oz) dried breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons wholemeal flour
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
salt to taste
1 pinch chilli powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:15min › Ready in:35min
Place carrot into a bowl, and fill with a bit of water. Cover with cling film, and cook in the microwave for 2 minutes, or until soft. Drain.
Mash beans and steamed carrot in a large bowl. Mix in green pepper, onion, salsa, breadcrumbs and wholemeal flour. Season with salt, black pepper and chilli powder. Add flour to create a firmer mixture, or more salsa if the mixture is too stiff. Form mixture into 8 patties.
Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat, and add olive oil. Fry the patties for about 8 minutes on each side, or until browned and firm.
These are great! I did make a few modifications - First - I used black beans (which I drained and rinsed really well.) Then I chopped the carrots and sauteed them w/ the chopped onions, garlic and some cumin - and I replaced the pepper w/ chopped green chilli. And threw in a few squirts of Tabasco sauce. I also suggest starting w/ less salsa at the end and building from there to the right consistency. Sear the burgers and then drop the temp in the pan and cook slowly to cook all the way through. The flavour is fantastic and my husband and I loved it. Thanks Valerie! - 24 Jul 2008
These were surprisingly easy to make, and they had great flavour. I used black beans, fried half of them and baked the rest. I liked the fried better. However, next time I would lightly cook the pepper and onions so they weren't so crunchy. - 24 Jul 2008
First time I've ever made bean burgers and they were perfect. I made them for my partner and he has requested them again! I used plain flour as I had no wholemeal and it was fine. Once you've made these once, you can easily customise them to your taste. Thank you! - 01 Jun 2012