Vegan Burgers
This Vegan Burger is very simple to make and good on flavour.
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  • 350 g (12 oz) drained tinned pinto beans
  • 130 g (6 oz) chopped mushrooms
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 8 spring onions (scallions), finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Vegetable oil for shallow-frying the burgers
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan over a moderate heat and sauté the onions and garlic for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the mushrooms, spring onions and cumin powder. Fry gently for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the flour and cook for another 1 minute.
  4. Put the beans into a large bowl and mash them with a potato masher. Add in the onion/mushroom mixture, the parsley, and season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Form the mixture into 3 or 4 patties.
  6. Shallow fry the patties for about 5 minutes each side in medium-hot vegetable oil.
Titli's Tips
The burgers are quite fragile so need handling with care. They are best shallow-fried, but you can grill them. I definitely would not recommend putting them on a barbecue!

You can substitute the pinto beans with any other cooked beans. You can also experiment with the herbs and spices that you add. This is another vesatile recipe!

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 477 23%
Calories from Fat 144
Total Fat 16.1g 24%
Saturated Fat 2.3g 11%
Unsaturated Fat 13.1g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 64.0g 21%
Dietary Fibre 15.3g 61%
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 21.1g 42%
Cholesterol 0.0mgs 0%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.