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September 26, 2017

Veggie Burgers – no meat does not mean no flavor!

Posted on August 29, 2017 by in vegetables, vegetarian

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Veggie Burger

Veggie Burgers, kind of a contradiction, because we always associate burgers with beef, pork or lamb.

These Veggie Burgers could stand tall next to any of the above meaty burgers. It is packed with crunch, flavor and not only is a delicious, but it is much cheaper than meat. You can chop and change the vegetables to what you have available, the important thing is just to try and remove all liquid from the raw veggies, because as it cooks, if not it starts steaming during cooking and the last thing you want is a soggy burger. The ingredient that brings it all together here is the butter beans. It bulks up the burgers, but also is the binding agent for these delicious burgers.

Veggie Burger


Which brings me to a very important staple you should always keep in the pantry – tins and tins of BEANS!

Butter Beans, Baked Beans, Cannelini Beans, Red Kidney Beans, Speckled Sugar Beans, Chickpeas and even lentils. You will never run out of ideas. I can whip up a bowl of these Tex Mex Beans in minutes and so can you. Who thought that a few tins of baked beans can become this wholesome pan of Cowboy Beans? Even Sunday Pork Roast can do with a can of beans of two. Stews normally takes hours, not this one.

Veggie Burger

Veggie Burgers

serves 6

Ingredients

410 g tinned butter beans – rinsed and mashed

3 – 4 large zucchini – grated

1-2 large carrots – grated

2 jumbo eggs

4 spring onions – chopped

2 cloves garlic  chopped

½ – 1 t fine dry coriander

1 t black pepper

2 small red chilies – chopped

handful fresh coriander – chopped

olive oil for frying

Salt

Method

Drain the beans and place in your processor. Grated the carrot and zucchini on the rough side of the grater. Place the grated veggies in a clean cloth and squeeze out all the liquid. Add to the beans with all the other ingredients and blitz until you have a rough mix. Shape into 6 patties and fry in a pan until golden brown. Serve on crispy buns with lettuce, tomato, cheese, sauce of your choice and crispy fries.

Veggie Burger

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