This is the final recipe for my 'take a bag of veg' posts. A 1kg bag of frozen mixed vegetables has been used in 3 recipes, the other 2 being a ham & vegetable pie which used leftover Christmas ham and cheese, and vegetable pancakes. At only £1 for the 1kg bag it's great to have in the freezer to use in easy recipes such as these when all the fresh veg has been eaten up and the weather is too nasty to get to the shops.
Vegetable Burgers - makes 6
2 slices of wholemeal bread, toasted
400g Frozen vegetables, defrosted (mine included sweetcorn, peas, cut green beans & mini carrots)
400g can of Baked beans, excess sauce drained
2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
handful of fresh coriander, chopped
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp plain flour (approx)
Olive oil for frying
- Whizz the bread in a food processor to make breadcrumbs
- Mix the vegetables, beans, breadcrumbs, spices & coriander together and mash with a potato masher to get rid of any large pieces of vegetable
- Mix in the egg and enough flour for the mixture to hold together as a thick batter, don't add too much or it will become dry and the burgers will fall apart
- Add a small amount of olive oil to a frying pan and drop a large ball (tennis ball size) of batter into the pan and flatten out
- Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned
- Place on a baking tray & bake in a preheated 180C oven for 20 minutes to finish off the cooking
Delicious served between a wedge of home made Focaccia and salsa...
These were a massive hit with the kids and at only around 25p for each burger they are incredibly frugal too! The Focaccia is very cheap to make too at only around 60p for 2 loaves which slices into 4 good sized buns.
As there is paprika in the burgers it's another recipe that I can link up to The Spice Trail on Bangers & Mash.
I have also linked this up to Laura & Nazima's One Ingredient Challenge, which for January is all about Healthy Eating,
as well as Michelle's Less Than a £1 per portion challenge as this recipe comes in at well under £1 per portion.