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!

Happy days!

  • Serves: makes 4
  • prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 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

Chilli con carne – My way

Every one makes their chilli differently so here’s mine!

Note – Serve with rice or plain nacho’s with melted cheese on top.

Dips – sweet chilli sauce mixed into Creme fresh.

I would suggest that you stay away from the powder flavoured nachos and go with the own brand type. Pick a decent farmhouse cheddar – one with a good bit of flavour!

cooking chilli con carne
  • Serves: 4-6
  • prepTime: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 800g minced beef ((will serve 4 large portions))
  • 1 large onion (sliced the way you like)
  • 1 large green pepper (diced ( large or small again up to you!))
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin kidney beans
  • 1 tin chick peas
  • 1 cup sweetcorn (frozen is fine)
  • 2 cubes beef oxo
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1 splash water (make it to the constancy that you like)
  • Optional – 2 heaped tablespoons savoury gravy
Preparation method
Step 1 Take large a pot / wok and fry onions off until soft and golden brown.
Step 2 Add mince and cook until brown.
Step 3 Add tomatoes, kidney beans, chick peas, green peppers, oxo cubes ,chilli powder, Chilli flakes, water, savoury gravy and sweet corn and stir.
Step 4 Bring to the boil and them simmer for 20 minutes.
Step 5 Boil the rice