So, with that in mind, I set out first and foremost to create a stellar burger recipe that not only put the meat-based one to shame but was also packed full of the flavours that I know and love. The result? A bean burger mix with a spicy Nigerian twist ;)
- 2 cups of brown beans
- 4-6 cups of water
- Salt to taste
- 1 small onion
- 1 medium tomato (chopped finely)
- I clove of garlic (chopped finely)
- 1 tbsp crushed ginger
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 4 tbsp plain/brown rice flour
- 2 tbsp of sunflower oil
Cook the beans in salted water over a low heat until the beans are well softened and the water has evaporated a little. Keep checking to make sure the water doesn't dry out before the beans get soft and add more as necessary.
When the beans have cooled a little, place in a food processor and blend until smooth.
In a large mixing bowl, add the beans and other ingredients making sure the mixture is well combined to form a sticky dough. Shape into burger patties and set aside.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat and add the burger patties, preferably two at a time, depending on the size of the frying pan.
Cook the burgers on both sides until well-browned and piping hot.
Serve on a wholewheat bun with all your favourite burger fillings - lettuce, tomatoes, pickle, ketchup etc. This mixture freezes extremely well so you can make a large batch and store away for days when you want something quick and easy!