mexican flavoured bean burgers

mexican bean patties

I love the way that having a couple of things lying about sends my brain into a “what-could-I make-with-this?” train of thought.

These burgers started with a fridge cleanout…cooked brown rice, three quarters of a can of borlotti beans, some sweet corn and leftover avocado from my breakfast toast.

I immediately thought Mexican, of course, and grabbed the very last of the coriander from the garden along with some chillies, cherry tomatoes that are ripening on the hanging upside down plants and one of my precious seven capsicums I grew this year. 🙂

The burgers are good, but what really lifts them is the fresh salsa on the top, so don’t skimp on that.

mexican flavoured bean burgers
 
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recipe type: savoury, dinner, lunch
cuisine: vegan
serves: 4
ingredients
For the burgers
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small capsicum
  • a small amount of oil (maybe a teaspoon)
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 1 small minced chilli or ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chopped oregano
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 350 grams cooked dried beans (I used about ¾ of a can of borlotti)
  • ¾ cup cooked brown rice
  • kernels from 1 corn cob or a small can of corn
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 4 tablespoons mung or chickpea flour
  • salt
For the salsa
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ¼ avocado
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • salt
  • a big squeeze of lime juice
instructions
For the burgers
  1. Finely dice the onion and capsicum
  2. Fry in the oil until soft, add the garlic and the paprika, chilli, oregano and cumin and fry for a minute
  3. In a large bowl combine the contents of the frying pan with the beans, rice, corn and coriander and mash.
  4. Add the chickpea flour and mix in thoroughly.
  5. Season with salt to taste.
For the salsa
  1. Dice the tomatoes, avocado and onion
  2. Mix with the chopped coriander and a squeeze of lime
  3. Salt to taste

 

 

 

 

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