Vegetarian Mung Bean and Red Pepper Burger

Vegetarian Mung Bean and Red Pepper Burger

These Vegetarian Mung Bean and Red Pepper Burgers are quick and easy to make. The reason I use mung beans is because I find that they have a meaty taste so they are a perfect substitute for meat.  As you can see by the recipe, I blitz the red pepper to a point where it’s almost like a paste. The reason I do this is because I find if you put too many chunky ingredients into a burger recipe the patties tend to fall apart easily. In order to avoid this I strongly recommend blitzing the onions, garlic and red pepper until it becomes a paste and this helps bind the burgars. If you’re wondering why I blitz the mixture before adding the spices it’s because I don’t want the spices to stain my food processor.

Mung Bean and Red Pepper Burgar
 
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Recipe type: Burgar
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 200g mung beans
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ ground coriander
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Rinse the mung beans well
  2. Cover with cold water about 2 inches above the beans and bring to the boil
  3. Once they have come to the boil, reduce to a medium heat
  4. Cook for 25mins or until tender, when they are cooked strain into a colander or sieve
  5. While the mung beans are cooking, in a medium size frying pan, slowly fry the onions, garlic and red bell pepper until soft, it should take about 6 minutes
  6. Once the mixture in cooked pour it into a blender and blitz to a smooth consistency
  7. Return the mixture to the frying pan on a medium heat
  8. Add the spices and cook for 1 minute
  9. In a bowl combine the mung beans, red pepper mixture, egg and bread crumbs and mix well
  10. Form the mixture into patties with your hands
  11. Heat the sunflower oil in a large frying pan
  12. Once the oil is hot, add the burger patties and cook for 4-5 minutes, flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes on the other side, or until both sides are golden and cooked right through

 


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