Butter Bean Patties

    25 minutes

    These butter bean burgers make a great and easy alternative to meat in burgers or as part of a bigger meal. I like to serve mine with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 (400g) tin butter beans, drained
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1 tablespoon finely diced jalapenos
    • 4 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
    • 1 egg, whisked
    • 60g grated cheddar cheese
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • a couple of tablespoons vegetable oil

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a medium bowl mash butter beans. Mix in onion, jalapenos, crushed crackers, egg, cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
    2. Divide into 4 equal parts and shape into patties.
    3. Heat oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat using more or less oil to reach 6mm in depth.
    4. Fry patties until golden; about 5 minutes on each side.

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    Made these last night; good and easy. I processed the beans along with the garlic and chilli and salt and pepper - then put that in a bowl and mixed in the other ingredients. They cooked up well and held together fine - we ate them with some stir fried silverbeet  -  07 Feb 2011


    Wow, this was amazing!!! I did change quite a bit of things though... I cannot have gluten, so I omitted the saltine crackers and used crushed GF cornflakes instead. Also, we didn't have any butter beans so I used an equivalent amount of cooked, mashed lentils instead. After trying it both ways (lentils vs. butter beans) everyone liked the lentils much better! I also added a little diced green pepper and that REALLY enhanced the flavor, and I omitted the jalapeno pepper (don't like spice). I make this recipe ALL THE TIME, and we never get tired of it!!!!!!!!!!!  -  28 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a fabulous recipe. It can get a little messy when cooking, as it's not "binded" well with crackers, so i now use fresh italian breadcrumbs, instead. You can also dip it in cornmeal if you want a bit of a crunchy outside. It's loaded with protein, and is delicious as a burger on fresh bread!  -  25 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)