I don’t know why, but earlier today I was just really craving a burger. When I was a bit younger I used to love going to a burger restaurant where they made a bean burger with puy lentils in it. It tasted incredible! I tried to re-create it at home, back in the day when I didn’t realise you had to actually cook put lentils first… I just kind of poured them into some mash and hoped for the best. Sadly, the best never came…
I promise you this vegan Mexican burger recipe is much better then my younger-selfs attempts. For one thing, I used canned lentils (more for time sake then anything else) and for another, I now actually know how too cook lentils!
I was genuinely the worlds most unhealthy vegetarian when I was younger. I was 100% living proof that you can eat a hell of a lot more then just salad when not eating meat. This recipe is a harp back to little me. The me that loved junk food and anything bad for you. Apart from this is totally good for you! (Hurrah!)
Sweet potato is probably the best carb ever. It’s good for you and it tastes amazing, not only that, but it goes with basically everything! (Sweet potato brownies are just the best thing ever – recipe coming soon!). This recipe lets sweet potato take centre stage. It’s really simple with only a few ingredients and it tastes awesome.
I ate my mammoth burger with my avocado dip and some sweet potato fries (I was really feeling sweet potato today!). It tasted so good!
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- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 medium potato
- 1 400g tin mixed beans (drained)
- 1 400g tin lentils (drained)
- 1 large red onion (chopped)
- 1 chilli (deseeded and chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 8 tbsp flour (I used spelt)
- Handful of coriander
- Seasoning to taste
- Bread rolls
- Salad leaves
- Sweet potato fries
- Start boiling a pan of water
- Peel your potatoes and dice. Boil in the water
- Lightly fry the onion, chilli and garlic and put to the side. Add your amount of chilli to taste (see notes below)
- When your potato is starting to go soft, take it off the boil. Make sure it doesn't become too soft, of your burgers won't hold their shape
- When the potato is done, mash with the oil.
- Add in all of the other ingredients and stir together until it starts to hold its form. You may need to leave the mixture to cool for a little while.
- You may need to add a little more flour. Add the flour gradually to check the consistency
- Mould mixture in to burger shapes
- Fry your burgers in a small amount of olive oil. Brown the burgers on both sides.
- Cut the end off of your chilli first, to test how spicy it is. Add the amount of chilli depending on the spice of your chilli