Last night I had a quick rummage round in the cupboards for something to make quickly. I’d found a recipe for some veggie burgers in a magazine. The ingredients were:
- 1 tin pinto beans
- 1 tin kidney beans
- fresh coriander
- 2 tbsps chopped red pepper
- tin sweetcorn
- 3 oz breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs
I didn’t have all the ingredients so I substituted a tin of black eye beans for pinto beans, porridge oats for breadcrumbs, and dried corander for fresh. I didn’t have any sweetcorn so I just left that out.
I put everything in the food processor and whizzed it all up.
Next I added two eggs to bind everything together.
Finally I shaped the mixture into four burgers and fried them.
This was a quick, cheap and easy meal. Substituting some of the ingredients worked ok, but next time I would use fresh coriander or curry powder to spice up the burgers a bit. I might also add an onion or other vegetables. 2 tins of beans made it a bit too ‘beany’ as Bee observed!
What have you made with storecupboard ingredients recently?
Until next time, Tawney x