Monday, August 19, 2013

Mini Mint Makes Cheesy Bean Burgers

Before I went to work this morning, I left a shopping list for 'im indoors (who's works shifts, and was off today), so that Mini Mint and I could make a recipe he'd spotted in a magazine.  So the 'boys' spent the day in Chester, swimming and then came to pick me up from work with all the shopping present and correct.

Mini Mint is a vegetarian, and will often spot a veggie recipe that he fancies in a magazine, paper or book, and provided the ingredients are not too expensive, we always have a go.  We adapted this recipe slightly, for some added texture and spice.

Ingredients:
50g Carrots with the ends removed (this was one medium sized carrot)
400g can of Butter Beans
50g Extra Mature Cheddar Cheese
3 level tablespoons of Onion Chutney
2 level tablespoons of Tomato Purée
50g Wholemeal Bread (preferably a couple of days old)
1 small handful of Jalapeno Peppers
1 small handful of Pine Nuts
4 Burger Buns


1.  Line a baking sheet with grease proof paper, and a plate with kitchen paper.
2.  Grate the carrot, then squeeze in your hands to get rid of any moisture, put on the paper-lined plate.


3.  Drain and rinse the beans, pat dry with kitchen paper.
4.  Break the bread into chunks and whizz in processor or with a hand held blender.

 
5.  Add a small handful of Jalapeno Peppers to the bread crumbs.
6.  Gently toast a small handful of Pine Nuts and add those the breadcrumbs too.
7.  Add the beans to the breadcrumb mix and 'blitz' again.
8.  Grate 50g of Extra Mature Cheddar into a large bowl.
8.  Tip the breadcrumb/bean mixture into the bowl, along with the carrots, onion relish and tomato puree, add pepper to season and give a good mix.
 

9.  Preheat the over to 200*C/Gas 6.
10. Wet your hands with cold water and take handfuls of the mixture, shaping into patties on the grease-proof paper. Chill for 15 minutes in the fridge.

11.  When the burgers have chilled for 15 minutes, pop into the oven for 15 minutes.
12.  Serve on sliced rolls/burger buns with tomato and ketchup for dressing, and a side of French Fries.



Of course the best bit about Mini Mint cooking, is that he always want to do the washing up too.
 
 
 

 
 



3 comments:

tattooedlulu said...

What a darling that boy is!!!xxxx

tattooedlulu said...

What a darling that boy is!!!xxxx

Tilly said...

He is a sweetheart. We're spoiled. Though he did have a teenager type strop earlier. :-)