Kidney bean burgers

These kidney bean burgers are an alternative to a meat burger.  These kidney bean burgers are a healthy option that is not only simple to make but are also very cheap to make. The kidney bean burgers contain vegetables that can count towards your 5-a-day!

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  • Serves: makes 4
  • prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • 1 x 400g tin of kidney beans
  • 1 small onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander – finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp veg or sunflower oil + plus extra to fry.
  • 1 teaspoon flour
Preparation method


Step 1 Drain and wash kidney beans. and to a saucepan cover with cold water and bring to the boil. once boiling reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes
Step 2 Add onion, carrot, cumin & coriander in to a frying pan and add oil. Fry on low heat until soft.
Step 3 Add the drained kidney to the onions and carrots remove from heat and mash together and stir in flour.
Step 4 flour your hands and make 4 balls of the mixture (caution wait until coll enough to handle.  Shape balls of mixture into burger shape patties.
Step 5 Heat your frying pan and add a small amount of oil and fry the patties and cook for a few minutes on each side.
NB If time available leave in the fridge for a couple of hours before frying as this will firm up burgers.  If you place in an air tight container the patties will keep for 2 day’s

Marinade for mexican style pork chops

This marinade has a Mexican style to it. The pork chops are nicely transform but you still keep the flavour of the pork coming through.

You will need to allow at least 4 hours to marinade.

  • Serves: 3-4
  • prepTime: 4 hours
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 4 Hours, 20 minutes
  • 3-4 pieces Pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 3 tablespoons distilled malt vinegar
  • 1 pinch chilli powder (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme ((fresh or dried))
Preparation method
Step 1 Place the pork chops into the bag and set aside.
Step 2 Combine all the ingredients (except the pork chops) in to a small bowl mix together, test the marinade for flavour and adjust accordingly.
Step 3 When you are happy with the marinade pour into the bag with the pork chops and shake up the bag making sure the chops are completely coated.
Step 4 Seal the bag a place in the fridge for 4 hours or even over night if you have the time.
Step 5 To cook the chops remove from the bag and grill for 6 minutes on each side until cooked through and serve.