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Baked bean burgers recipe

Baked bean burgers recipe

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Try a new twist on veggie burgers with this easy baked bean burger recipe, made with mashed potato, herbs and budget-friendly baked beans. Add chilli for an extra kick of heat and top each burger with a slice of Cheddar cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and stack in buns with pickle, lettuce and tomato. You can even make the burgers ahead and freeze for when you need a quick family dinner. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook, plus 10 mins chilling
  • 459 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian


  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  • ½ tsp crushed chillies (optional)
  • 420g tin baked beans, ½ mashed with a fork, ½ kept whole
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 300g cold mashed potato
  • 15g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 60g mature Cheddar, cut into 4 slices
  • 4 soft white rolls, split and lightly toasted
  • 2 tbsp sandwich pickle
  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, leaves separated
1 salad tomato, sliced
  • chips or sweet potato wedges, to serve (optional)
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 18%
  • Saturates

    5g 25%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    1.8g 31%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 67.3g Protein 16.8g Fibre 8.8g


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan over a low heat and fry the onion for 5 mins. Stir in the dried herbs and chillies (if using) and cook for 2 mins. Transfer to a bowl and add the beans, breadcrumbs, potato and parsley. Mix well, then lightly dampen your hands and shape the mixture into 4 equal patties. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper and chill in the fridge for 10 mins.
  2. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C and line a baking sheet with nonstick baking paper. Transfer the burgers to the sheet, brush with the remaining oil and bake for 20 mins or until piping hot.
  3. Top each burger with cheese; return to the oven for 3 mins or until melted. Serve in the rolls with the pickle, lettuce and tomato, and chips alongside, if you like.

See more Vegetarian recipes

Freeze uncooked patties only. In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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