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Thai bean burgers (v)

An easy, hearty vegan-friendly burger recipe that yields four burger patties.


Author: Bite-sized thoughts.


Original post (with pictures) here.


Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups (1 tin) butter beans or white beans, cooked

Drizzle olive oil

1/2 red onion, diced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 bell pepper, diced

1/2 medium carrot, grated

1/2 cup kale, finely chopped

1 tsp ginger puree or grated fresh ginger

1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

2 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp tahini

1 piece of bread, crusts removed, crumbled

1/4 cup plain flour


Method:

1. In a mixing bowl, roughly mash the cooked beans with a masher or the back of a fork and then set aside (they don't need to be too smooth at this stage).

2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat and pre-heat your oven to 160'C (320'F). 

3. Drizzle oil in your pan if needed and then saute the onion and garlic until fragrant and golden, approximately 5 minutes. Add the beans, pepper, carrot, kale, ginger, sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce and tahini to the pan and reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Transfer the vegetable mix back to your mixing bowl and mash again, this time ensuring the mix is smooth enough to shape into patties. Add the bread crumbs and plain flour and stir through until incorporated.

5. Shape four patties and place on a baking tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes. turning once.

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