For quite some time now we have been trying to include more vegetarian meals in our menu, for both health and budget reasons. These bean burgers are great - we had them for dinner last Tuesday, and even S, who said he hadn't had ever tasted veggie burgers he liked, said these were actually nice.
It was based on a recipe from THIS blog.
Ingredients (makes 6 good size burgers):
2x 400g tins of kidney beans
1 large onion
2 teaspoons cumin
2-3 tablespoons flour
Fresh or dried parsley
Salt and pepper
Oil for frying
Drain and rinse the beans, then cook them in a pan of water for 10-15min until soft.
Meanwhile, roughly chop the onion, grate the carrot, and fry both in a pan using just a little oil, until soft. Add the cumin and parsley, mix well.
Put the cooked and drained beans, along with the onion/carrot mixture, in a food processor. Mix until it turns into a fairly smooth paste. Transfer into a bowl, add salt and pepper and the flour, mix well.
Optional step: Place the mixture in the fridge for a couple of hours, this will help it firm up. Otherwise you might need to add a bit more flour.
When ready, form six patties out of the mixture, sprinkle both sides with a bit more flour and fry, turning once, until both sides have browned. This doesn't require a long cooking time, as all the ingredients are already cooked.
Enjoy in a hamburger bun with all the trimmings, or with rice and a salad.