Sometimes I crave burgers, and last week, such a day befell me. However, I am pescatarian; cue the plants! I decided to whip up a batch of vegan burgers using basically whatever I had the fridge. In my favor – these burgers are one of the easiest recipes to make. Using beans (you can use chickpeas, kidney beans, butter beans etc) is ideal because they pack a proper payload of protein, are super cost-effective to make and can be produced in bulk to be frozen for another day! Click MORE for the simple instructions to have your own healthy burger day!
HOW TO ???
- Start by draining and rinsing the kidney beans, (I used kidney beans ‘in spring water’ for ease and convenience, but rehydrating your own dried versions works too).
- In a larger bowl mash them into a chunky paste. You don’t want the burgers to be too smooth so keep some chunkier pieces in there for the purposes of texture.
- Then add the spices as well as the previously-cooked sweet potato chunks and continue to mash.
- When you’ve achieved the desired texture similar to the picture above, pick up a scoop of the mixture and make a ball roughly the size of your hand, then pop it on the frying pan on a low heat, and flatten into a burger shape with a spatula.
- Let them fry for around 5minutes, flipping them occasionally to ensure they don’t burn.
- Serve with chopped baby tomatoes, with freshly cut basil in olive and lemon juice.
- Either pop the burgers in a bun or alternatively use the lettuce leaves as buns.
- Bon Appetit!