Beany burgers with basil tzatziki

Beany burgers with basil tzatziki

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus chilling

Easy

Serves 4
Superhealthy veggie snack, counts as 1 of 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal350
  • fat22g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein11g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 50g pine nut
  • 425g can borlotti beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp sundried tomato paste
  • 85g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves or 1 tsp dried

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1 egg, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • sunflower oil, for frying
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

To serve

  • basil tzatziki (see separate recipe)
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • flatbreads, tortilla or pitta breads
    Tortilla

    Tortilla

    tor-tee-ya

    In Spain, a tortilla is a kind of omelette, with ingredients added - frequently sliced cooked…

Method

  1. Place a frying pan over a medium heat and lightly toast the pine nuts for 2-3 mins or until golden. Remove from pan and set to one side.

  2. Put the borlotti beans into a large bowl and mash well with a potato masher or fork. Add the pine nuts, onion, tomato paste, half the breadcrumbs, the thyme and egg. Season to taste, then gently mix together until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

  3. With slightly wet hands, shape the mixture into 4 burgers. Coat the outside of each burger with the remaining breadcrumbs. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 30 mins.

  4. To cook the burgers: heat a thin layer of sunflower oil in a large frying pan and fry for 3-4 mins each side until golden. Drain on kitchen paper, then serve in warmed flatbreads, tortillas or pittas and spoon over the Basil tzatziki.

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e_leachums
1st Nov, 2007
5.05
These are lovely, and a great freezer standby when you have vegetarian guests at your BBQs. Easy to make and you can substitute your favourite condiment.

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