Cheesy bean burgers

Cheesy bean burgers

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

This super-satisfying, vegetarian bean burger makes a cheap and easy after-work meal for all the family

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen, uncooked
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
541
protein
23g
carbs
41g
fat
33g
saturates
11g
fibre
7g
sugar
4g
salt
2.36g

Ingredients

  • 400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 75g Wensleydale cheese (or vegetarian alternative), crumbled
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 300g punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 100g bag rocket

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Tip the butter beans into a bowl and mash with a fork to form a rough purée. Set aside. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a small frying pan and add the onion and garlic. Cook over a gentle heat for 3-4 mins, until softened.
  2. Stir the onion mixture into the butter beans, along with the cheese, then season. Shape the mixture into 4 patties, cover and chill for 10 mins.
  3. Put the cherry tomatoes in a small roasting tin and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10-15 mins, until tender.
  4. Tip the flour, egg and breadcrumbs onto three separate plates. Roll each patty in the flour, dusting off any excess, carefully roll in the egg, then finally coat in the breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat remaining oil in a non-stick frying pan and add burgers. Cook for 8-10 mins, turning occasionally until golden. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with the roasted tomatoes and rocket.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2010

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krnex's picture

Spotted the comment about these being bland, so I added a teaspoon of dijon mustard to the bean mixture. Also, I used mature cheddar cheese because that's what I had in the fridge. Very tasty!

phoebe1029's picture

I didn't particularly like these burgers. I found them quite bland even with the cheese.

LaurenBreadliner's picture

I've recently moved in with two vegetarians and have been experimenting with new veggie recipes for my repertoire- these went down a storm!

I added half a chopped deseeded chili in with the onions, and a little wholegrain mustard and Worcester sauce in with the beans- amazing!

veggie0517's picture

Just so you're aware, Worchester sauce isn't vegetarian (but is suitable for pescetarians) as it contains anchovies.

kath998's picture
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Easy, quick, tasty and I didn't get to freeze any as the carnivore caught me making them, said mmmmm smells good and that's it!
Clean plates

mollyfaganstar's picture
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Yummy, quick and healthy what more could you want. I plan on experimenting with lots of different beans and cheese!

gorgeousgirly's picture
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These were very yummy added a tin of tuna to recipe for extra taste

lhea-ibiza's picture
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I did a mix of haricot beans and pinto as it was what I had in, mixed in cheddar and some dried cumin and coriander to make mexican burgers. Topped them with fresh tomato salsa, yogurt, lettuce and some jalapeños. AMAZING!

itismeshell's picture
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I have given up meat for lent so was looking for ideas. This is lovely, so tasty and easy to make. Quick too. I will be having this again, even after lent. Same its so bad for you with all the cheese :)

aspiringamateurchef's picture
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Great recipe that has possibilities for ingredient compatible experimentation, chilli's, parsley, chives.
I did not egg/flour mine but managed to fry them on a gentle heat.
I would toss them into semolina for a crunchy exterior.

helenlapsley's picture
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fantastic. Made them with chickpeas and served them with a tomato chutney and salad

amandajane55's picture
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Amazing patties. great vegie substitute for fish cakes. Served mine with coleslaw.

sparklysally's picture
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Very nice (of course they are - they're full of cheese!)

Made with cheddar, smoked paprika, wholemeal breadcrumbs.

Didn't appreciate the greasy fried outer coating though, but it seems that this is the way all vegeburger type things are made, as far as I can find.

jane911's picture
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I'm giving this 5 stars, simple to do, pantry ingredients. My husband requests these burgers. I'm a non meat eater, he a meat eater. I shared this with my veggie student son. He was impressed as he bought his veggie burgers previously.

MealyMum's picture
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Just made for my 19 month old twins. Used mix of cheddar and gruyere cheese and added some herbs and sweet paprika to the seasoning. Kids really enjoyed them. Would either try a stronger cheddar or other stronger cheese in future, or add more spices to give a bit more punch. Pretty good though and the best thing is there are some in the freezer for a future meal as well. Quick easy and cheap!

pippachoc's picture
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These are an absolute staple in our house for my 14yr old vegetarian (and we carnivores alike!) ALWAYS use mature cheddar, and they are consistently wonderful - moist, tasty filling combines so well with crunchy outer. Am about to make a huge batch for the freezer, and use up of loaf of brown bread for outer crumbs.

polarmonkey's picture
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I loved these, they are so much more tasty than you'd expect and are lovely with the roasted vine tomatoes and rocket.

deborahc's picture
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My whole family loved this. Quick,easy & tasty

limefruitgum's picture
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Tried this with soybeans, which I don't really recommend as they didn't bind well. But I would make it again with a different bean type :)

amandabish's picture
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We had these last night made with butter beans and haricot beans (that I had already) and cheddar cheese......surprisingly tasty. Had expected the flavour to be a little bland but was really yummy!!

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