Recipe: Chili Bean Cakes

So, hopefully you spotted our Vine on Monday – the chili bean cakes which we have been raving about this week! We just had to set aside a bit of special space for these to explain the recipe and tell you a bit more about them. They are so fresh and tasty that they absolutely need to be shared, so make sure that you give this one a try if you are a veggie burger fan.

Chili Bean Cakes
Chili Bean Cakes

These burgers are pretty much exactly what you want from a veggie burger: lots of vibrant, fresh tastes; the texture of breadcrumbs on the outside layer; a little hint of spice, but not too much; and a flavour that is going to go exceptionally well with bread buns and traditional burger toppings. Also, while they are a tiny bit crumbly, they aren’t likely to fall apart in the frying pan. Yum!

Chili Bean Cakes
Chili Bean Cakes

We served them up with vegan Sheese inside the bun (cheddar flavour – yum), fresh cut chunks of avocado, thousand island dressing, and mushy peas. And you know what? This was incredibly filling. No need for dessert after this, believe me – you will be bursting at the seams!

Chili Bean Cakes
Chili Bean Cakes

Chili Bean Cakes
Yields 4
Bean burgers with a hint of spice
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  1. 50g pine nuts
  2. 1 can mixed beans
  3. 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  4. 1 tbsp tomato puree
  5. 1/2 chilli pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  6. 50g breadcrumbs
  7. 1 egg, beaten
  8. 1 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  1. Toast the pine nuts over medium heat in a dry pan until just browned, then set aside
  2. Coarsely mash the beans in a large bowl
  3. Add the onion, tomato puree, chilli, pine nuts, and half breadcrumbs, and mix well
  4. Add half the egg with the coriander and combine - add more egg if needed to bind the mixture
  5. Form into 4 cake or burger shapes
  6. Coat with the remaining breadcrumbs
  7. Chill in the refrigerator for a minimum 30 mins
  8. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, and add burgers
  9. Cook for a few minutes each side until crisp and heated through
  10. Serve
  1. Best with bread buns and avocado.
Adapted from Love Food: Vegetarian
Adapted from Love Food: Vegetarian
On the VegBurge scale, I give this…

Taste – 8/10

Price – 8/10

Rest of experience – 8/10



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