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Bean Burgers

What you need: 

1 tin chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1 tin red kidney beans
a handful of sunflower seeds
a handful of rolled oats
1/2 a cup of cooked rice
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
a splash of sweet chili sauce
a splash of soya sauce
1 teaspoon chili paste
rice flour, to mix
oil
burger buns
hummus
lettuce leaves, snow pea shoots, baby spinach, etc.

What you do: 

Drain and rinse the tinned beans. Mash the kidney beans with a fork or potato masher. Whiz the chickpeas and sunflower seeds in a food processor until coarsely chopped.
Combine the beans and seeds, sauces and seasonings in a large mixing bowl with the rolled oats and rice. Add a couple of spoonfuls of rice flour if the mixture is too soft and moist - it should be like a firm dough.
Fry large spoonfuls of the mixture, shaped into patties, in shallow oil over medium heat, until browned on both sides.
Serve in lightly toasted burger buns spread with hummus, and your favourite salad greens.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
6-8
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I admit I've had trouble with these crumbling in the past, and recently I've learned that the key is to use the right amount of liquid (chilli sauce) and rice flour to hold it together. It helps if you mix it by hand, at least the first couple of times, to get the feel of it. Also important to cook them gently - not too hot. Good luck... them's yummy.

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I've tried a lot of bean burgers, and all of them seem to crumble when fried  :-[ Does these do that too or are these okay in that aspect?
They sound delicious though...  :)

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