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Sunday BBQ: Spicy Beanburgers

I was looking for a great recipe to feature for this week's Sunday BBQ when I came across these Spicy Beanburgers. At first I was a little skeptical, could beanburgers really replace hamburgers? After giving it some thought, I completely changed my mind. If anything would make for a great "meaty" substitute, it would be the cannellini beans. Besides, after checking out the photo I was sold immediately. How could I pass on something that looks so delicious?!? To check out the recipe and make your own vegetarian version of burger heaven,


Spicy Beanburgers
From Ainsley Harriott on UKTV Food
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1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 small hot red chillies, finely chopped
100g frozen chopped spinach, thawed
400g can cannellini beans
50g fresh white breadcrumbs
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp Coriander, chopped
salt and pepper
burger buns, relish and salad, to serve

  1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan and cook the onion, garlic and chilli for 5 minutes until softened. Squeeze the excess moisture out of the spinach and place in a large bowl.
  2. Mash the beans well and mix with the spinach, breadcrumbs, cumin and coriander. Add the fried onion mixture and stir well together.
  3. Season to taste and shape into four round burgers. Grill or shallow fry for a few minutes on each side until crisp and golden. Serve in burger buns with relish and salad.
Join The Conversation
Babychloe Babychloe 10 years
I love Morningstar Blackbean burgers. Good idea to make your own.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I've always thought these sounded good, just harder to make. I'll try it out!
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Yum this looks good! I wonder if it's HALF as good as Morningstar Farms spicy blackbean burgers ;)
Chica8a Chica8a 10 years
it looks good, i would try it out!
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
Ohhh, I think those look and sound deelish. Not that I'd turn down a healthy bison burger or lean hamburger, either!
miss_megs miss_megs 10 years
I just made these for supper.... boy were they good. I did use dried coriander instead of the fresh... maybe a teaspoon... I didnt really measure. They're super yummy - and I dont normally like spicy food!
laurafox laurafox 10 years
Yum! Looks somewhat healthy, too!
marley11 marley11 10 years
mmm i love veggie burgers. haha i think it looks good? oh well.
DulceKisses DulceKisses 10 years
that looks nasty!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i've never taken to faux burgers (nor real ones) but i know some one who'd love this
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