Cajun Kidney Bean Burger


Serves 4


  • 1 tin of organic kidney beans
  • 1/3 of a cup of red lentils
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 2 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 slice of wholemeal bead (toasted and then blended into bread crumbs)
  • 1 cup of coriander

To serve:

  • organic ketchup (I put about 2 tbsp per burger)
  • 1 cup of spinach (optional)
  • 4 wholemeal burger buns
  • 12 mushrooms (3 sliced mushrooms per person)
  • 1/4 of a large lettuce
  • 2-3 sliced tomatoes


What to do:

  • Boil the lentils for about 20-25 minutes until cooked. (follow packet intructions)
  • Whilst the lentils are cooking, heat a non stick frying pan on medium heat. Once the pan is hot add the onion, garlic and kidney beans. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Once the lentils and kidney beans are cooked, add all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Mash the mix with a spoon until fairly smooth. (There will still be lumps of kidney beans!)
  • Shape the mixture into 4 rounded burger shapes.
  • Heat 2 non stick frying pans on medium heat. Cook the burgers for 6 minutes per side in one pan.
  • Whilst the burgers are cooking, fry the mushrooms.
  • Serve in a burger bun with spinach, lettuce, tomato, mushrooms and ketchup!


You can freeze these burgers for up to one month.