real food. real life.
I have to admit, this was the first time I've attempted making my own bean burgers. I've always purchased them from the grocery store in the past - but no more! I looked up a few different recipes and realized, hey, these aren't that hard to make at all! (Which has generally been our motto this past year!) Another meal that I LOVE and can make on our own. These are cheap cheap cheap to make and I combined a couple recipes with what I liked from each. I loved them, but I think next time I will use black beans (my favourite bean I think!) and I will try it with whole wheat flour instead of tortilla chips to see what the difference is. But this recipe left us with 6 burgers, we each had 1, and and then another one for a snack, and so there are 2 in our freezer. Plus, beans were on sale this week at Superstore - .89 cents! So this is such a cheap meal! And of course, delicious, or I wouldn't post it. (And yes, there have been plenty of not do delicious attempts that have not been posted! haha)
Total Time from start to finish: 30 minutes
1 can dark red kidney beans, preferably organic, rinsed
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small pepper, diced
2 tbsp chilli powder
1 tbsp chili flakes, cumin
1/2 cup smashed tortilla chips (organic)
1 egg, whisked
Suggestions to also add or swap: corn, dried chilli pepper, carrot shreds, flour or breadcrumbs instead of tortilla chips, salsa instead of fresh veggies)
What to do:
1) Mash beans until they become like a paste.
2) Add all remaining ingredients and blend together with hands. Form into paddies and let sit in fridge until ready to grill/fry/bake.
3) We grilled them on the BBQ. We first laid down a piece of greased aluminum foil and then placed the bean burgers on this so they wouldn't crumble. Cook on both sides for about 8 minutes each.
4) We topped it with a dollop of salsa, tomato, and lettuce. Lee would have liked some cheese,but we didn't have any, poor guy!
We really cooked these things. From scratch. On weeknights. And we even had time to do the dishes.
They have real, simple ingredients that you'll find in your cupboards. They're healthy and delicious. No lies.
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