I used a recipe from The Vegetarian Student Cookbook, which I recently bought. I am very happy with this book and I surely want to try a lot more from it. I did buy the Dutch translation, so I will be translating back to English on the blog ;)
Homemade Veggie Burgers (makes 6, the book says 4)
400gr canned red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 spring onion (original used 1 small onion)
1 glove of garlic (not in the original)
100gr grated cheese
100gr bread crumbs
salt and pepper
Mash the kidney beans in a large bowl with a fork. Don't underestimate this because it requires quite some muscle (luckily Zeronic did this for me). Slice the onion and the garlic in the kitchen machine. Mix everything except the flower and the sunflower oil together in the bowl with the beans. Use some flour on your hands and form patties. Make sure you used new flour with each patty or else it will stick. And don't make them too thick or they will fall apart and not cook through. Heat some oil in a baking pan and bake the patties for about 8-10 minutes until they are crisp and golden-brown. Turn them halfway. I served mine with some baked spiced potatoes. Of course you can also form smaller patties and use them in the bento. They taste great with tomato ketchup and next time I am going to spice them up a bit, since they were a bit bland.
Another thing I like to add is that making your own burgers can be a great budget option. I got 6 burgers out of this recipe that required me to buy 2 cans of red kidney beans (0.60 euro each) and a package of grated cheese (1.50). This makes 2.70 in total since the rest I often have in my pantry. For 2 store bought veggie burgers I pay 2.50 euro. So this makes trice the amount of burgers for only 0.20 cents more. I am pleased about this.
What veggie burgers have you made?
Check out Samantha's version here! (in Dutch)
Don't forget to check out the other weekend cooking posts!