Bean and Cheese Burgers
Recipe type: Snacks
It is good to have a stock of baked beans in the refrigerator because they go well with most sandwiches and burgers, not to forget baked potatoes too. Bean and cheese burgers are simple and easy to make as they do not require a patty. You can fix yourself one anytime you feel hungry.
- 400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 75g Wensleydale cheese (or vegetarian alternative), crumbled
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 1 egg beaten
- 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
- 300g punnet cherry tomatoes
- 100g bag rocket
- Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Tip the butter beans into a bowl and mash with a fork to form a rough purée. Set aside. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a small frying pan and add the onion and garlic. Cook over a gentle heat for 3-4 mins, until softened.
- Stir the onion mixture into the butter beans, along with the cheese, then season. Shape the mixture into 4 patties, cover and chill for 10 mins.
- Put the cherry tomatoes in a small roasting tin and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10-15 mins, until tender.
- Tip the flour, egg and breadcrumbs onto three separate plates. Roll each patty in the flour, dusting off any excess, carefully roll in the egg, then finally coat in the breadcrumbs.
- Heat remaining oil in a non-stick frying pan and add burgers. Cook for 8-10 mins, turning occasionally until golden. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with the roasted tomatoes and rocket.