Simple Store Cupboard Beanburgers

9 May
Use whatever type of beans in your cupboard, you could even rinse the sauce off cheap baked beans like "A girl called Jack"

Use whatever type of beans in your cupboard, you could even rinse the sauce off cheap baked beans like “A girl called Jack”

On my rainy day off last week I turned to the store cupboard in my kitchen for inspiration for lunch. I always have tins of baked beans, kidney beans and tomatoes in there and decided I would make something different for a change. I wanted something that the toddler would eat, but I could also enjoy and feel that I wasn’t eating kids food.

I gathered together a tin of kidney beans, a slice of bread, an egg and a carrot and with a few simple flavourings came up with this recipe which I enjoyed with grown up rocket and Isaac enjoyed with kethcup and veg sticks.

Make it a grown up lunch with rocket

Make it a grown up lunch with rocket

You could easily add chilli, salsa, fresh coriander or other flavours you have at hand to satisfy your tastes.

Simple Store Cupboard Beanburgers (makes 12 small or 4 large burger)

Ingredients:

1 tin of kidney beans, rinsed well and mashed roughly with a potato masher or in a food processor

1 slice of bread, pulsed to bread crumbs in the food processor

1 egg

1 small carrot, finely grated

1-2 tbsp worcester sauce

1-2 tbsp tomato ketchup

oil for frying

Sizzle sizzle

Sizzle sizzle

Method:

  1. Mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl with a wooden spoon to make a wet mixture.
  2. Heat a small amount of oil (1 tbsp) in a large frying pan. Shape the burger whatever size you like with your hands and cook on a medium heat until lightly browned and the egg has “glued” the burgers together. Try not to turn the burgers too many times as they are a bit fragile until the egg sets them.
  3. Serve with salad, spaghetti hoops or (I didn’t feel guilty) just with ketchup (as they do contain veg after all!!!)

 

Golden Bean Burgers

Golden Bean Burgers

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