Cheezly Bean Burgers

We had this for dinner recently and absolutely loved it. This was originally a meal we had when we were not vegans and with very little adaptations we have made it vegan friendly. It turned out very well, tasted just as good and was one of the best meals we have enjoyed in a long time.

Try it and we are pretty sure you’ll love it. Its fairly simple to make, cook and eat and its a fairly light meal. I’d describe it as filling but light. Perfect for during the summer but also great for all year round. Highly recommended.

Cheezly Bean Burgers

Serves 2 | Prep 15 minutes plus chilling time | Cook 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 400g can Butter Beans, drained and rinsed.
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped
  • 75g Cheezly Mozzarella Style, grated
  • 1 tbsp Plain Flour
  • small amount of Soya cream
  • 50g Fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 12 Vine Cherry Tomatoes
  • Bag of Rocket (typically 90-100g)
  • Chutney or Salsa to serve

Makes 4 burgers, 2 per person and served with roasted vine cherry tomatoes, rocket and chutney.

Method

1.) Heat the oven to 190°c/170°c fan. Put the butter beans onto a chopping board and chop as finely as you can. Add to a bowl and set aside, it should look like a rough puree.

2.) Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a small frying pan and add the onions and garlic. Cook over a gentle heat until they are soft.

3.) Stir the onion mixture into the butter beans, along with the cheezly and season. Shape the mixture into 4 burger shapes, you may need to add a little soya cream to hold the mixture together. Cover and chill for 10 minutes.

4.) Put the cherry tomatoes in a small roasting tin and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10-15 minutes, until tender. Do the next step whilst these are cooking.

5.) Tip the flour, some soya cream and bread crumbs onto three separate plates or bowls. Roll each burger into the flour, shaking off any excess. Carefully roll into the soya cream and then the bread crumbs which is the final coat.

6.) Shallow fry the burgers in a frying pan for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally until golden brown and cooked. Be gentle with them as they can break up if your not careful or if you move/flip them too much. Once cooked serve 2 burgers per person and add 6 roasted cherry tomatoes and a handful of rocket each. Not forgetting to add a spoonful or two of chutney or salsa.

Freezing Instructions

These are great for freezing too. Follow all steps but when it comes to cooking, only cook the burgers for a minute or two. Allow to cool and then freeze.

Defrost thoroughly before use. When your ready to eat then just follow the cooking steps and of course don’t forget to do the cherry tomatoes!

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