Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kale and Bean Burgers

I've been trying to use less meat in my weekly cooking because lately eating it has made me sick. These burgers we an alternative to the veggie patties in the grocery store, which my husband says look like carpet underlay. They were on the soft side, which we didn't mind. These were really flavourful and incredibly filling! My steak-loving-veggie-shunning husband liked these and so did my (suddenly) picky toddler, so they must be a keeper!

This recipe made 6 patties.

What You Need:

1/2 a bunch of kale (leaves only)
1 large clove garlic
1tbsp chilli powder
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 can red kidney beans, cleaned
salt and pepper to taste

Heat a skillet to medium heat on stove top.

Finely chop your kale leaves and place in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mash your cleaned beans into a paste. Add this to the bowl with the kale. Chop or grate  your garlic and add in (I grate my garlic). Add in the chilli powder and then salt and pepper. Add the breadcrumbs - I added 1/2 the amount, mixed and then added the second half. You can add as much or as little as you would like.

Add oil to your pan then shape your mix into patties and place in pan. Fry for a few minutes on each side. They will brown and crisp up a bit. You can fry for as long or as little as you like. I popped mine in the oven for a bit, too, to keep the warm while the rest of the meal was cooking.

We ate ours on buns with our normal burger toppings. Fast, easy and delicious!

Iphone photo...not the best, but you get the idea!

1 comment:

  1. These look really good! I picked up some kale chips today that were mixed with cashews, hemp seeds and nutritional yeast. They tasted great, and when I looked at your recipe here, I thought that you would maybe want to add nutritional yeast to your recipe to make sure you get all your B vitamins and protein.

    Nutritional yeast tastes pretty good, like parmesan cheese.

    Check out the info on it here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutritional_yeast

    Cheers!
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