It’s Burger Week on Flush the Fashion and I couldn’t miss this opportunity to share with you this great recipe.
This time I bring you an easy vegetarian burger suggestion. Yes, nowadays you can find pre-made veggie burgers at most supermarkets, which taste great, but home-made food is always tons healthier and tastier.
The following recipe shows how to make red kidney bean burgers. Beans absorb spices’ taste very well, gaining a lot of nice flavor and also keep a soft consistency in the inside, making them a very suitable replacement for traditional meat burgers.
I’m serving them with sweet potato fries, very simple to prepare and they provide that exotic touch to your meal. Nothing wrong with traditional fries, I just love the sweet twist these potatoes give.
For burgers (makes around 6 patties)
½ green bell pepper
5 garlic cloves
1 small onion
400g red kidney beans (might come from a can or be fresh ones)
4 tablespoons flour (I’m using spelt flour)
salt and pepper to taste
2 big sweet potatoes
salt and pepper to taste
Oil to deep fry them
For this recipe we’ll need a food processor.
Start by grinding/processing the green bell pepper, garlic cloves and onion, until you get a sort of cream. Remove from the food processor and set aside in a deep bowl. In the same processor (no need to rinse it), grind the red kidney beans and add them to the previous grinded mixture in the deep bowl.
Separately, beat 1 egg and add it to the main mixture. Throw in the flour, which will help create some consistency and bind the ingredients together.
Combine everything very well and season with some salt and pepper to taste.
For the fries:
Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into thin strips. I normally make my fries from about 1cm diameter. Season them with salt, pepper and paprika powder. Heat up some oil and deep fry them.
While the fries are being cooked, we can start making the burgers.
Heat up a tiny bit of olive oil in a pan. The mixture for the burgers will have a consistency very similar to that of pancakes. Once the pan is hot, spoon the mixture into it. Around 2 tablespoons will be enough for 1 burger.
Make sure to turn the burger, so that it gets cooked on both sides. If necessary, pinch the burgers with a fork so that they cook well in the inside too.
Remove fries and put them on some paper to absorb the extra oil.
Let’s put the burgers together:
I’m using regular burger bread buns, added 1 slice of cheese, some lettuce and 1 slice of tomato. I also added a bit of ketchup and mayonnaise. Serve them together with some fries on the side.