Vegetable burgers

    40 min

    Really healthy vegetable burgers made with kidney beans, vegetables, garlic and ginger. My OH thinks they're great and that they are nicer than the meaty variety.

    Northumberland, England, UK
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    Makes: 6 Burgers

    • 1 large carrot
    • 1 (2.5cm) piece root ginger
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1 small onion
    • 1 leek
    • pepper
    • ground coriander or fresh coriander leaves (optional)
    • 1 (400g) tin kidney beans
    • 1/2 large beaten egg
    • 2 slices bread or 90g breadcrumbs

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Grate the carrot and finely chop the ginger, garlic, onion and leek (you can do this in a food processor for speed).
    2. Fry the chopped vegetables with a little oil for about 10 minutes until softened, season with pepper. You can also add ground coriander or chopped coriander leaves for extra flavour.
    3. Mash the kidney beans or whizz in a food processor until smooth.
    4. Mix the vegetables with the kidney beans and add the beaten egg.
    5. Add the breadcrumbs and mix well (you can make breadcrumbs by letting two slices of bread go stale and then whizzing in a food processor or rubbing it together by hand). The mixture has quite a sticky consistency.
    6. Shape into 6 balls and press into a burger shape. You can freeze them at this stage if required and use at a later date.
    7. Fry in a pan for 5 minutes each side until browned.


    The ginger is what makes these burgers, so if the burgers aren't very tasty, add more ginger.

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    You can also bake these in the oven at 180 C for 15 to 20 minutes. We also like to do our on the BBQ, but this takes longer on each side.

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    Really delicious and quick to make. I added a grated courgette as did not have a leek. Don't be put off by the photos. They taste lovely. I added more easy chilli to give it a kick.  -  09 May 2011


    Totally delish. Added a veggie stock cube and served in a pitta with mayo and chilli sauce. Went down a treat with the kids!  -  24 Nov 2011


    would it taste okay without the ginger? i really detest the stuff  -  09 May 2011