Bean Burger Sliders - Latin American Inspired

Great plant based  summer alternative to your classic beef burger is this Latin American inspired bean burger. Seasoned with Argentinian chimichurri and topped with a Mexican salsa, it gives any beef burger a good run for its money. These burgers are as easy to cook as any other plus with the added benefit of being packed with delicious and healthy beans. 

Overview:

Difficulty level: 3/5
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Recipe serves 2 people  

Ingredients:  

Bean burger:

  • Can of black or mixed beans
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 15g fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • Breadcrumbs from 1 slices of bread (if needed)
  • 1 tbsp BBQ Blend

Mexican Salsa:

  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 10g fresh coriander
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 tsp chilli powder

Method - Bean burger:

  1. Drain and pat dry 1 can of black or mixed beans. The type of beans you use will depend on the consistency you get. For this recipe we used black beans. Mash black beans in a bowl and add the breadcrumbs from 1 slice of bread.
  2. Now whisk the egg in a separate bowl and pour half into the mixture. Add in the onion, parsley,  and BBQ blend and mix well together.
  3. Make 2 patties and cook on bbq for around 10 minutes each side on a low heat. Be sure not to try and move the bean burger patties too soon and wait until they are crisp on one side before flipping over.    

Method- Salsa

  1. Chop tomatoes, red onion and fresh coriander leaf, add Chilli Powder blend, juice of half a lime, salt to taste - mix well.
  2. Add the freshly made salsa on top of the bean burger before serving in a fresh warm bap. 

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