Mushroom and Bean Burgers
400g can red kidney beans
1 red onion quartered
200g of cup mushrooms
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 clove of garlic crushed
1 tablespoon of garam masala
2 tablespoons of wholemeal flower.
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint or 1 of dried .
salt and fresh ground black pepper .
Hamburger buns , thick sliced toaster loaf or pitas (my choice ) to serve .
Relish of your choice to drizzle on the burgers .
Rinse red kidney beans and spread on a clean tea towel to dry .
Finely chop the mushrooms and onions up
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan and add onion and mushroom mix . Cook for 5 minutes or so until golden and dry . Medium to high heat works for me . Next stir in the garlic , garam masala and flour . Cook for about a minute. Remove from heat and stir in mint and season well with salt and pepper .
Dry the kidney beans thoroughly and tip into a deep plate . Get as much moisture out of the beans as you can if not the burgers will be mushy . Mash the beans well with a potato masher then stir in the cooled mushroom mixture .
Lightly flour your hands and form the mixture into 4 patties
Add 1 tablespoon of oil to your fry pan and cook the patties for 5 minutes or so over a medium high heat . Flip them once .
While they are cooking warm your pitas , burger buns etc . I usually put a good dollop of relish on my burgers and some lettuce . Put on your favourite condiments .