Applewood® Vegetarian Bean Burger

Makes 4


175g drained cannellini beans, rinsed

175g drained pinto beans, rinsed

1 large onion, peeled and coarsely chopped

3 tbsp. vegetable oil

2 large garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped

A good pinch of chipotle chilli flakes

A handful of fresh parsley and coriander, finely chopped

Grated zest of ½ lime

1 egg, beaten

40g breadcrumbs (1 thick slice)

4 Applewood® slices


  1. Heat 1 tbsp. oil and sauté the onion and garlic until softened and slightly coloured, then add the chilli flakes and fry for a further minute.
  2. Using a potato masher, squash the beans until they are roughly crushed in a large bowl.
  3. Add the onion mixture and fresh herbs, season well to taste.
  4. Finish by adding the egg and breadcrumbs and mixing thoroughly.
  5. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, and with wet hands shape into patties.
  6. Fry over a medium heat in the remaining oil for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  7. Assemble by placing your bean burger on the bottom bun, add the cheese slice and grill until bubbling, top with the bun, and serve.