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Spicy Bean Burger


400g tin chickpeas or beans such as Borlotti, Kidney or Butterbeans, drained and rinsed

4 tbsp. sesame seeds

300g cooked mashed vegetables such as sweet potato, carrot or butternut squash

Garlic clove

1tbsp olive oil

Squeeze lemon juice

Pinch of cumin, coriander or paprika for flavouring

½ tsp Chili flakes

Freshly ground black pepper


· Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

· Mash the beans or chickpeas as much as you can either with a potato masher in a bowl or with a hand mixer

· Add the mashed vegetables and garlic and any herbs, spices that you want to use.

· Mix well, add lemon juice, spices or pepper to your taste.

· The mixture then needs to be rolled into four burger-sized balls with wet hands. Flatten the balls slightly. If you like, you can coat them lightly with sesame seeds for extra crunch or breadcrumbs to reduce calories.

· Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil on a baking tray and place the bean burgers on top and then turn them all over so that they have a coating of a little oil on each side.

· Place the baking tray in the oven and cook for 20-30 minutes, turning the burgers over midway through cooking. Allow to cool a little before serving.

· Serve with a side salad of salad leaves, tomatoes and cucumber

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