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Serves 4

Ingredientsbean burger served on a plate

For the burger patty

  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium grated carrot
  • ½ red pepper
  • 1 can red kidney beans (drained)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (can add more or less according to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 60g porridge oats
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Serve with:

  • Wholemeal burger bun (1 each)
  • Tomato (one slice per person from a beef tomato)
  • Lettuce (25g each)
  • Sliced gherkins in vinegar (1 per person)
  • BBQ sauce (1 tbsp per person)

For the chips

  • 4 medium sized potatoes or 3 large ones (maris piper)
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ketchup for serving

Method

  1. Wash and dry the potatoes before cutting into long chip shapes, with the thickness of about your finger. If you cut them thinner, they will cook quicker in the oven.
  2. On a lightly greased tray, lay out the potatoes and cover in the oil. Ensure they are placed in a single layer and use a second tray if needed. Cover the pieces in the remainder of the oil and set to one side.
  3. For the burgers, finely chop the onion, garlic and peppers.
  4. On a medium heat, add 1 tbsp of oil and when hot sauté the onion, garlic and peppers. After about 7 minutes, add the grated carrot and sauté for another 7 minutes or until the vegetables are all soft. Then, add the tomato puree and spices. 
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  6. Add the mixture to a food processor/blender along with the oats and the beans. Lightly pulse so that the mixture is slightly blended but still has some texture. You should be able to mould these into burger patties.
  7. Separate the mixture into four equal pieces and form burger patties with your hand and place on a tray. Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  8. Place the chips in the oven for 15 minutes and then turn them over so they can be evenly cooked. Leave in the oven for a further 20 minutes or until the chips are golden.
  9. Once the burger patties have chilled, place in the oven for 10 minutes, turn the patties over and leave them in for another 10 minutes (20 minutes in total).
  10. Leave the burgers to cook for about 5 minutes before removing from the tray.
  11. Create your burger with the lettuce, tomato, BBQ sauce and gherkins. Serve with the chips and enjoy!
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