15/08/13 - Quick and Easy Bean Burgers

It's been a while since I did a food post on here, because it's been a while since I've had any food worth blogging about!  Full time work coupled with an attempt to save money means little time for making nice food and less chances for eating out.  However, tonight's dinner has pulled me out of my food-blogging slump. 

While it's not particularly beautifully presented or elegant, nothing beats a good veggie burger.  In an attempt to make it a little healthier, I really should have served it with salad rather than fried potatoes but I did forgo a burger bun...I'll take my little victories where I can!

You can find the original recipe here - I'm not taking any credit for inventing this one.  

Messy hands are a must!

It's a perfect antidote to your typical vegetarian burger which is; a) mash, peas and carrots in breadcrumbs or b) a meat substitute such as Quorn.  While there is nothing wrong with either of those options, there's something so satisfying about making bean burgers from scratch.  The recipe is easily adapted to suit personal tastes and super quick and easy to make, especially on a budget.  Not that I would know, but I imagine this would be a fun one to make with kids as it involves something always referred to in my family as 'the hand thing' - there's nothing quite like getting stuck in right up to your elbows!

In the comments, tell me about the best burger you've had or leave me any recipes that you would recommend.


  1. This looks like a great recipe to try at uni - I'm getting into my beans and they're so much healthier than red meat. Thank you! X

    1. It's so easy, really filling and - best of all - tasty! Let me know how it goes if you do try the recipe :) xx