Couscous and butter bean burgers

These couscous burgers are served with delicious homemade chilli poppers!
 
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Recipe from: 11 December 2015
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 40 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 400
    g
    tin butter beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1
    cup
    couscous, cooked
  • 2
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 10
    g
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2
    Tbs
    flour
  • pinch
    of bicarb
  • 3
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • PICKLED ONION:
  • 1/2
    red onion, finely sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1
    tsp
    sugar
  • CHILLI POPPERS:
  • 10
    pickled red or green jalapeños
  • 100
    g
    cream cheese
  • 1/2
    cup
    ricotta cheese, crumbled
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 100
    g
    seasoned flour
  • 1
    cup
    breadcrumbs
  • oil for deep frying
  • TO SERVE:
  • 6
    lettuce leaves
  • 1
    cup
    tzatziki
  • 4
    rye rolls, halved and toasted
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Blitz butter beans in a food processor until smooth. Add couscous, garlic, parsley, flour, bicarb and olive oil. Blitz once to just combine. Remove mixture from processor, shape into 4 patties. Place on a lined baking tray and refrigerate until firm.

Heat a frying pan with a little oil, fry patties on both sides until golden and cooked through. Season to taste.

For the pickled onion:


Place red onions in a bowl, add the lemon juice and sugar, stir to combine; allow to stand for 5 minutes.

For chilli poppers:

Cut a slit down the side of the chillies, remove seeds and membrane. In a bowl, mix together cream cheese and ricotta and season well. Spoon small amounts into each chilli. Toss chilli in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs; fry in hot oil until golden.

To serve:

Fill buns with lettuce, top with red onions, patties, tzatziki, and more red chilli. Serve with chilli poppers.

Words and image:Fairlady
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