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The BBB burger

Beautiful beetroot and black bean burger that you can customise with your favourite toppings.


  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ large beetroot, grated
  • ¼ red onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • Veg oil for frying
  • 60g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg (chia egg for vegan)
  • 4 wholemeal buns


  1. Heat oven to 180°C fan. Sauté the garlic, onion, herbs and spices in the oil until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Stir in half of your black beans and sauté for another minute or so.
  3. Remove from the heat and transfer mixture to a food processor with the beetroot, egg, breadcrumbs. Season to taste.
  4. Process until mixture is well combined, you want it smooth but still relatively chunky.
  5. Add in the remaining black beans and process until combined, still leaving it quite chunky so you can partially see the black beans.
  6. With wet hands, form the mixture into 4 patties, around 2 cm thick.
  7. Pop onto a tray and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, carefully turning over after 15 minutes.
  9. Once cooked, serve on a wholemeal bun with your favourite toppings.

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Recipe provided by:

Four Paws
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Four Paws is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them.

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