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Mexican bean burgers with lime yogurt & salsa

These veggie burgers are a doddle to make and the toppings make them wonderfully moist - cook from frozen to save time

  • Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 10 mins
  • Makes 6 burgers
  • Easy
  • Makes 6 burgers
  • Easy
  • Calories 195
  • Carbohydrates 33
  • Saturated Fat 0
  • Sugar 7
  • Protein 11
  • Fat 3
  • Fibre 6
  • Salt 1.38

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 195
  • Carbohydrates 33
  • Saturated Fat 0
  • Sugar 7
  • Protein 11
  • Fat 3
  • Fibre 6
  • Salt 1.38

Ingredients

  • 2 x 400g/14oz cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp mild chilli powder
  • small bunch coriander, stalks and leaves chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 200g tub fresh salsa
  • 150ml low-fat natural yogurt
  • juice ½ lime
  • 6 wholemeal burger buns, sliced avocado, sliced red onion and salad leaves, to serve

Tip

Spicy veggie meatballs with pasta
Make the mix as before, omitting the coriander, then shape into 16-20 meatballs. Toss with 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan and fry until browned, then pour over 500ml passata mixed with 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp sugar and some seasoning. Bubble for 10 mins, season, then serve with pasta.

Method

  1. Heat grill to high. Tip the beans into a large bowl, then roughly crush with a potato masher. Add the breadcrumbs, chilli powder, coriander stalks and ½ the leaves, egg and 2 tbsp salsa, season to taste, then mix together well with a fork.

  2. Divide the mixture into 6, then wet your hands and shape into burgers. The burgers can now be frozen. Place on a non-stick baking tray, then grill for 4-5 mins on each side until golden and crisp. To cook from frozen, bake at 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 for 20-30 mins until hot through.

  3. While the burgers are cooking, mix the remaining coriander leaves with the yogurt, lime juice and a good grind of black pepper. Split the buns in half and spread the bases with some of the yogurt. Top each with leaves, avocado, onion, a burger, another dollop of the lime yogurt and some salsa, then serve.

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