Chorizo bean burgers

Chorizo bean burgers

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 16 mins Plus chilling


Serves 2

Combine Spanish sausage with the traditional pork variety for a pulse-packed, spicy burger

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal566
  • fat43g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre6g
  • protein27g
  • salt2.6g
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  • 100g mini cooking chorizo, skins removed



    A coarsely textured, spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 3 pork sausages, squeezed from their skins
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp lime juice, plus wedges to serve
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • ½ x 400g can mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium egg, lightly whisked
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 ciabatta rolls, split and toasted
  • soured cream, avocado, small handful rocket and chips, to serve (optional)


  1. In a food processor, pulse the chorizo, sausagemeat, paprika, lime juice and coriander until well combined. Add the beans and some seasoning, and quickly pulse again to mix. Tip into a bowl and mix in just enough egg (about half) to bind. Shape into 2 fat burgers, cover and chill for 15 mins. Meanwhile, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.

  2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the burgers for 3 mins on each side. Transfer to a baking sheet and cook in the oven for a further 10 mins until cooked through.

  3. Serve the burgers in rolls with soured cream, avocado and rocket, with chips and lime wedges on the side, if you like.

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15th May, 2013
Really enjoyed these, was a nice change in texture and flavour to the standard burgers I make with mince. The food processor didn't handle the chorizo very well but in the end I didn't mind as I liked having small chunks in there, used chickpeas instead of the mixed beans as well as only two sausages and ended up with 4 decent sized patties for us. The only thing I will say is don't be scared to put slightly more coriander and lime in, the chorizo is such a strong flavour you may not be able to taste these ingredients at all!
4th Mar, 2013
I would also agree that they could do with longer in the oven. 15-20 mins total depending on how you like it.
4th Mar, 2013
You don't need a food processor for this recipe. I mashed the beans with a fork and chopped the chorizo into 5mm(ish) cubes, and mixed it all together. I think you only need 1 sausage per person and they make pretty large burgers! Quite a lot of effort to prepare but the results delicios. I liked having chunks of chorizo to add a different texture. I would recommend making in advance and chilling for at least 24 hours, so the burgers hold their shape better! Served with the smoky sweet potato wedges from this site... yum yum yum :)
8th Feb, 2013
Absolutely delicious. Actually I used 4sausages as this was what I had and it made 4 large burgers. Next time I would use only two for my husband and I. Loved the chunks of chorizo and the smoky flavour. I will make small ones for my grandsons next time they visit. A sure winner.
4th Feb, 2013
This recipe was very disappointing. The food delivered about 3 stars on flavour and the hassle of getting it all prepared turned me off this dish! First of all this recipe needs a mincer. A food processor is not good enough unless you have a really powerful one (the motor in ours nearly went after trying to blend the ingredients). Handling the raw sausage meat was just disgusting - it turned me - the smell and the consistency - and I am not easily turned! The 'burgers' were soft and just about held together. I was disappointed serving it to guests and did not want to finish this meal. Probably up there with the worst recipes I have cooked from GoodFood.
22nd Jan, 2013
Really tasty! Found they needed about 5 mins etc in the oven than recipe states.
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8th Dec, 2012
absolutely amazing, flavours were gorgeous, very filling, interesting alternative to basic burger. didn't have any eggs so it was a teensy bit dry and crumbly, but that was my fault more than anything. A firm favourite and easy to do!
4th Nov, 2012
Tried these tonight used 3/4 of a pack of sausage meat & 3 mini chorizos. My blender started to smoke so I mixed the sausage meat mixture by hand, which left the chorizo quite chunky & roughly mashed the beans with a fork. This resulted in lovely little chunks of chorizo in the patties. Really enjoyed the smoked paprika coming through & very filling. Whompfed down by us all-deffo recommend!
1st Oct, 2012
I have just made this and it really was delicious. Very easy to make, even in my micro food processor. I just blitzed it in small batches and combined it by hand at the end.
22nd Sep, 2012
Really good, especially with avocado and nice ciabatta rolls. Make sure you use the egg. I didn't want to waste half an egg and felt it was sticky enough without it, big mistake, ended up v crumbly burgers. I would have thought they could be frozen cooked or uncooked as long as you make sure they're piping hot throughout when reheated. However I'm not an expert!


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