Posted May 2, 2014 by Sam in Foodie Chat

Easy Spicy Chilli Bean Burgers

Bean in bun chips

I am a veggie that lives with carnivores, having said that they don’t have meat every night, actually sometimes not every week. When they have something meaty I will try and adapt the meal for me or vice versa.

Recently they were having some rather fine looking Aberdeen Angus beef burgers so I rummaged in my not particularly well stocked cupboards (shopping was beckoning!) and made these. Delicious, with a lovely chilli kick.

I nearly always have beans in a tin of some description, cheese (a total must as I LOVE cheese so much) and bread, really easy and slightly messy to make.

I am sure you could adapt it to suit what you fancy and have in at home when you make them.

Easy Spicy Chilli Bean Veggie Burgers

Ingredients (yes there’s not many!)

1 tin of Kidney beans in chilli sauce (approx 400g) slightly drained

25g grated cheddar cheese

1 large slice of bread turned into bread crumbs

Makes 4 decent sized burgers

Start by draining some of the sauce from the beans, not all, just so the burgers don’t end up too wet and sticky.

Preheat your oven 200°C, 180°C fan, gas mark 6


Place the beans in a bowl, mash slightly with a fork or potato masher, I like some texture to them so don’t totally mash them. Add the cheese and breadcrumbs and mix.


Beans bowl

The mixture will be sticky but should come together. If it’s still very sticky and a bit runny and won’t hold it’s shape then add some more breadcrumbs.

Beans shapeBeans shaped 2

To shape I used a large circular cookie cutter (dusted with a little flour), placed on a lined baking sheet. The magic liners that you can wash and reuse are brilliant for this. You could use cooking rings or small cutters as a mould. The one I used was about 9.5 cm diameter. Press the mixture in, I made 4, so a quarter mixture if you’re using the same size ring. Bake for about 10 minutes until the top is hardening and starting to change colour then gently flip over and do the other side.

Beans in bun

Great served in a bun with ketchup and fries! I also had them with salad. I used 2 on the day and then froze the other 2. They cooked for a little longer from a half defrosted state and were just as lovely. ♥

Bean in bun chips