An easy vegetable bean burger recipe made with white beans, chickpeas and mixed veggies.
Course: Burgers, Main Dish
Keyword: bean burger, veggie burger
Author: Teenuja Dahari - veganlovlie.com
1 1/2cupscooked white cannellini/navy beans
1/4cupred bell pepperchopped into very small cubes or they will cause the burgers to crumble
1jalapeno/green chillichopped into very fine pieces, you may deseed it for less heat
1/2cupcoriander leaves(cilantro) finely chopped
Pinchchilli powderor chipotle
2tablespoonstomato pureeor passata
1tablespoonsoy sauceor substitute with tomato puree for soy-free
bread crumbsas required for coating
Oilas required for pan frying
Defrost the frozen peas in some warm water, then drain.
Mash the white beans, chickpeas and peas with a fork. You may want to do this in batches of small portions. You may also use a food processor but not a blender or else the mixture will be too pasty.
Add in all the rest of the ingredients except the bread crumbs.
Once everything is well mixed, take a scoop of the mixture, about the size of a tennis ball, and press into a compact ball. Then roll into the bread crumbs and lightly flatten to adhere the bread crumbs. Take the ball into your hands and flatten as you press in the edge to make a compact flat patty. You may want to lay the patty again in the bread crumbs and keep compressing the edge toward the center to smoothen it as you roll and flatten the patty. Keep doing this until the patty is about 1/2-inch thick. The edge should be smooth with the least cracks possible.
Do this with the rest of the mixture. You may also make smaller patties.
Depending on the size of your fry pan, you may want to pan fry one or two at a time. I added about 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet and pan fried 2 at a time. Allow one side to become crispy and firm before turning onto the other side. Cook on medium heat for about 5 - 6 minutes on either side (turn occasionally to avoid burning).
If you prefer to bake them, you may want to add a couple more tablespoons of tomato puree to the mixture so that the burgers don't dry out. Brush with a little oil, bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes on one side, turn and brush the other side with oil. Then bake for another 8 minutes or until burgers are golden and crispy on both sides.
Serve with a hearty salad or in your favourite burger buns.
Link to original recipe - Vegetable & Bean Burger - https://veganlovlie.com/new-years-almighty-vegetable-bean-burger/