The Madagascar bean plants have continued to grow and now it is Spring again, they have decided to bear a huge crop of beans (even though it is so very dry). I thought I would share a recipe for using the dried beans in vege burgers as a way of using my stash of last years crop in preparation for harvesting a new batch.
I didn’t use a particular recipe to make my burgers, just added things I had on hand, but I did manage to find a similar recipe here.
First; soak a cup of dried beans in hot water for a few hours (or overnight).
Then boil the beans for about two hours (or until they can be squashed to mush with a fork).
Blend the beans together with; 1 cup of grated carrot/raw beetroot, 1 onion, 1 cup red lentils (these can be boiled with the beans if they are dried), 1/2 cup boiled sweet potato, 1 chia egg (1 tspn chia seed in 1 tblespn hot water), garlic, soy sauce, salt and pepper.
Put the whole mess in a bowl and mix in bread crumbs or oat bran until you can form patties that stick together.
Shallow fry the patties and serve with vegetables or as a burger. Yum.
They can also be frozen before cooking to have a quick, easy meal ready to cook.