Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Sun-Dried Tomato & White Bean Burgers

1 or 2 egg
1 regular can of white beans, rinsed and
   drained
1 cup cooked quinoa
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 or 3 heaping tablespoons roughly
   chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup packed fresh basil, chopped
3 teaspoons flour
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
Big pinch Chili powder
Salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Crack egg into a large bowl and beat well. 
  • Add the beans and, using a potato masher, mash them together with the egg until relatively smooth but with some chunks remaining. 
  • Fold in the cooked quinoa. 
  • Then add the rest of the ingredients.  Mix until combined. 
  • Roll small handfuls of the batter into balls a little smaller than the size of a golf ball and press them down to form a patty about 3 inches in diameter. 
  • Note: If you're having trouble getting your burgers to adhere, add another egg and mix to combine or add a small amount of flour, just a little at a time, if the mixture is too wet.
  • Grease a pan and heat over medium. Cook the patties about 3 minutes a side, until golden brown.