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10 Minute Bean Burgers.

You know those days when you have a hungry family but haven’t quite had the time to get round to making dinner? I’ll admit I like to be far more organised and in control of meal times but this was just not one of those days.

So with a toddler as my trusty sous chef we set to work concocting this recipe, it literally took us 15 minutes together to make…so I’m thinking without a toddler that would be 10 minutes 😉


Ingredients (Serves 4 adults):

2 tins of kidney beans

2 grated courgettes

100g breadcrumbs (gluten free if needed, I used Bezgluten’s as they kindly sent me some)

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cumin

2 tsp oregano

1 egg


Mash the bean with a potato masher, ours ended up as a chunky mash.

Add in the grated courgette and breadcrumbs, spices and herbs. Give it all a good mix.

Beat the egg and add that in.

Finally shape into patties and place on a greased tray.

They can be frozen at this point and then cooked from frozen at Gas Mark 5 for 25-30 minutes.

If not, cook for 10 minutes at Gas Mark 5.


Dietitian UK: 10 minute Beam Burgers ready to cook.
Dietitian UK: 10 minute Beam Burgers ready to cook.

Serving Suggestion:

Try these with potato wedges and stir fried veggies or in a roll with salad and salsa.

Spicy Bean Burger Heaven

I love bean burgers. They are one of those foods that want me make to turn vegetarian. But they just aren’t one of those things that I make very often. Till now.

Tonight was one of those evenings where I hadn’t got round to planning dinner, so I turned to the fridge for inspiration…. the bowl of kidney beans was calling my name. We also had  carrot and courgette’s eyeing me. Bingo.

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting these to work well as I literally threw them together on a whim, but in my experience that’s often when my best recipes occur. In my opinion this is one of them.

A great recipe for Family Meals, for weaning, it’s vegetarian, gluten free, wheat free, dairy free….need I say more?! Oh, hold on… ITS TASTY!


1 tin kidney beans

2 carrots

1 courgette

1 onion

2 cloves garlic

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp Curry powder (I used a Sri-Lanka blend, use your favourite mix)

1 tbsp mixed fresh herbs or a pinch of dried



  • I am a complete cheat. I used my food processor. To do this – place the beans, carrot, courgette, onions, garlic in the food processor and provess until finely chopped.
  • If you don’t have a food processor then grate the carrot and courgette, finely chop the beans, onion and garlic.
Dietitian UK: Bean Burger Mix
Dietitian UK: Bean Burger Mix
  • Shape the mix into large patties, pressing the mixture firmly together. I made 5 patties in total.
  • Place on a greased baking tray, pop into the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up. (You could make ahead to this stage and cook later or freeze them at this stage).
Dietitian UK: Bean Burger's Firming Up
Dietitian UK: Bean Burger’s Firming Up
  • Cook in a large pan or on a griddle, turning part way through cooking.
  • I served ours with salad and potato wedges.
Dietitian UK: Homemade Bean Burgers and Salad
Dietitian UK: Homemade Bean Burgers and Salad
Seriously yummy.