21 July 2016

10 Minute Spicy Vegan Bean Burgers

10 minute spicy vegan bean burger. This tasty burger can be cooked fresh or frozen for another day, They taste and look great and will soon become a family favourite. www.tinnedtomatoes.com


Homemade burgers are so different from supermarket burgers. They're a world apart. I do understand why people reach for burgers from the freezer aisle and I can't deny doing it myself occasionally as they're super handy if you're short of time.

However, homemade burgers have so much more texture and flavour. You can choose the exact flavours and the exact level of spice you want without the huge list of ingredients and additives needed to make a frozen supermarket burger.

For instance looking at the label of the pretty standard frozen meat free burgers I've bought in the past. They aren't that bad, but here are a few of the additives:

Sugar Beet Fibre -  they are presumably padded out with this to give them a boost of fibre

Methyl Cellulose -  a stabiliser, which is a thickener

Maltodextrin -  a food additive produced from starch and often used in fizzy drinks and sweets

Dicalcium Phosphate - a calcium supplement which is an inert ingredient found in breakfast cereals and used to bind tablets and toothpaste

None of these are harmful, but when you think a homemade vegetarian or vegan burger is generally made from vegetables, pulses and spices, it does give you pause for thought. And remember you can make homemade burgers when you have time and freeze them, so they are ready for those last minute meals.



10 minute spicy vegan bean burger. This tasty burger can be cooked fresh or frozen for another day, They taste and look great and will soon become a family favourite. www.tinnedtomatoes.com


My spicy bean burgers can be whipped up in 10-15 minutes ready to cook, or you can freeze them to cook another day. All they contain is a mixture of beans, oats, fresh herbs and spices, that's it. No fat (although I do fry them in a spray of rapeseed oil), no dairy and not an additive in sight.

Healthy homemade burgers that are quick to make and taste and look great. It's a no-brainer really isn't it? Rubbery discs with additives or an extra 10-15 minutes to make your own. I think it's well worth the time and effort.

I'm not saying I won't ever slip and buy those supermarket burgers, but it's a balancing act isn't it. Eating healthy fresh food most of the time with the occasional treat and ready made burger.


10 minute spicy vegan bean burger. This tasty burger can be cooked fresh or frozen for another day, They taste and look great and will soon become a family favourite. www.tinnedtomatoes.com

I do hope you give these a try. I'm sure they'll become a family favourite.

Just make sure you stack them high with salad and toppings for the ultimate burger experience. I spread my bun with Violife cream cheese (vegan), that with slices of ripe avocado, then the burger and lots of relish, I do like relish on a burger.

Tip: My last bit of advice is always toast the inside of the buns, you'll thank me for that tip once you try them.


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10 minute spicy vegan bean burger. This tasty burger can be cooked fresh or frozen for another day, They taste and look great and will soon become a family favourite. www.tinnedtomatoes.com
10 Minute Spicy Vegan Bean Burgers
Quick and delicious bean burgers made in 10 minutes from beans, oats, spices and herbs. These are dairy free and vegan with no added salt, sugar, fat or additives that supermarket burgers contain.
Ingredients
  • 800g tinned kidney beans, rinsed well
  • 400g black beans, rinsed well
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried coriander
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (more if you really want a kick)
  • 90g/1 cup porridge oats
  • a generous handful of fresh coriander, chopped
  • a good grinding of black pepper
Instructions
1. Once you've rinsed the beans, reserve a quarter (roughly) to add later and pop the rest in a large bowl.2. Mash the beans into a paste, then add the spices, herbs oats and whole beans and mix until well combined.3. Shape the burger mixture into 6-8 burgers, depending on how big you like them.4. These are now ready to cook. I like to fry them in a spray of rapeseed oil but they should bake fine too. If you don't need them right away either chill them for later or freeze them on a tray, then pop them in a freezer bag once they are frozen.5. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Makes 6-8 burgers








Here are a few more of my homemade burgers for you to try:



40 comments:

  1. Brilliant, I'll be making a batch of these for the weekend. A very timely post, thanks :-)

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    1. Excellent! Enjoy them Sue and let me know what you think. Remember you can add more spice if you like.

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  2. These are perfect! So hearty and delicious! I just love veggie burgers <3

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, would it be big headed to agree ;)

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  3. I'll pass on the rubbery discs with additives and jump straight to these! I love that they are so quick and easy. Perfect for last minute burger cravings which I have often.....

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    1. Definitely and you probably have everything you need in your store cupboard.

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  4. I make a very similar recipe all the time. Love that they are so easy and they come out perfect every time! Your recipe sounds so good too! Perfect for a weeknight meal!

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  5. I was just going to head out to get frozen bean burgers as I fancied some for tea, but these look delicious and I have most of the ingredients needed in the cupboard, so I think I might try these instead, thanks!

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    1. Brilliant, I do hope you enjoy them Sarah.

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  6. I'm a burger fanatic! I especially love the Mexican and spicy ones. This looks delicious and oh so easy!

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    1. Oh yes those are good choice and yes super easy.

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  7. I just made spicy bean burgers for dinner a few nights ago. These look and sound wonderful, now I want to make more!

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  8. I usually make your chick pea and coriander ones but these look just as easy and a lovely alternative. I shall report back! Thank you lovely xx

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    1. Oh they are good, but haven't made them for such a long time. It tickles me pink that you make my recipes Lisa xx

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  9. I'm definitely of the thought that homemade for veggie burgers is better, even though I'll buy ready made non-veggie ones quite often. Mainly because there's so much more variation in veggie ones and I really like the ability to combine vegetables and pulses and spices of your choice to create the texture and taste you like best. With non-veggie ones, I buy single-ingredient only ones, so it's not an issue.

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    1. Yes that is well thought out Kavey, you really do need to consider what you are buying.

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  10. Goodness, yes what a difference between shop bought and homemade veggie burgers. Your ones are so quick, it seems crazy to buy processed ones.

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    1. I know, although from time to time I'm sure we all do.

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  11. Your burgers sound fab Jac and using oats instead of breadcrumbs is an idea I think I'll borrow. I never buy veggie burgers for the reasons you've given, but also don't make my own nearly as often as I should.

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    1. I always use oats, never thought of breadcrumbs. Must be a Scottish thing lol!

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  12. Love how quick these lush burgers are to make! I have some black beans I keep meaning to boil to make burgers but using canned ones is so much easier:-)

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    1. Yes i use canned a lot, they are good quality and very convenient.

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  13. Love how simple the ingredients are and how delicious they look! And that BUN! I so need some veggie burgers right about now!

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  14. Hmm now you mention it, there's all kinds of crud in there I'd not eat if you asked me. Your home made ones look way better anyway!

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  15. THey look so elaborately delicious for a 10 minute burger. Yum!

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  16. TOASTING the inside of the buns. Thankyou a million times :)

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    1. It's a simple think, but it makes such a difference. I never quite know if I am telling people what they already know, but heck I figure everyone has to start somewhere.

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  17. Do I have to wet the oat? It seems to me it will be too crunchy or unpleasant to bite

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    1. No the oats soak up the moisture from the other ingredients. Go for a finer oat if you are worried. You really don't notice the oats in the final burger.

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