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Mexican bean burgers


Mexican bean burgers

Mexican bean burgers

Ingredients

  • 2 x 400g/14oz cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp mild chilli powder
  • small bunch coriander, stalks and leaves chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 200g tub fresh salsa
  • 150 ml low-fat natural yogurt
  • juice ½ lime
  • 6 wholemeal burger buns, sliced avocado, sliced red onion and salad leaves, to serve 

Method

  1. Heat grill to high. Tip the beans into a large bowl, then roughly crush with a potato masher. Add the breadcrumbs, chilli powder, coriander stalks and ½ the leaves, egg and 2 tbsp salsa, season to taste, then mix together well with a fork.
  2. Divide the mixture into 6, then wet your hands and shape into burgers. The burgers can now be frozen. Place on a non-stick baking tray, then grill for 4-5 mins on each side until golden and crisp. To cook from frozen, bake at 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 for 20-30 mins until hot through.
  3. While the burgers are cooking, mix the remaining coriander leaves with the yogurt, lime juice and a good grind of black pepper. Split the buns in half and spread the bases with some of the yogurt. Top each with leaves, avocado, onion, a burger, another dollop of the lime yogurt and some salsa, then serve.
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