¡Viva México! These knock-your-socks-off, totally delicious veggie bean burgers are all about Mexican flavours: spices, coriander, spring onions, lime, beans and crushed up tortilla chips. You can go as hot as you like by adding chilli or your favourite hot sauce. Those are my kind of ingredients. I’ve made dozens of types of veggie burger and these are probably my favourites. Give the mix a bit of time for those flavours to mingle and the texture to firm up, and that’s what makes these patties great. There’s no crumble factor with these, making them perfect for frying pan, grill or BBQ. It’s so often that veggie burgers don’t have the right texture.
Serve in buns, or wrapped up in tortillas, topped with salsa, pickles… anything you want.
The Best Spicy Bean Burgers, Mexican Style (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)
makes 4 patties
- 2 handfuls tortilla chips
- 1 tin pinto or borlotti beans
- 1 handful of coriander
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 spring onions, sliced
- 1 squeeze lime juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsps salsa, preferably fridge salsa, or Mexican hot sauce (or combination of both!)
– Whizz up the tortilla chips in a food processor (or crush) until they’re a small rough crumb
– Add all the other ingredients to the food processor and pulse until well combined.
– Turn into a bowl and leave for an hour or so, for the flavours to mix. Taste and preseason if necessary.
– Form into 4 even sized patties, cover and refrigerate until needed
– Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade/Gas Mark 6
– Fry in a small amount of oil until nicely browned
– Then move to the oven for 10-15 minutes.
– Serve in buns with garnished with more salsa