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Egg-topped veggie bean burgers recipe

Egg-topped veggie bean burgers recipe

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This veggie bean burger recipe is ideal for kids' lunches or dinners. The homemade burgers with plenty of beans, herbs and cheese are ready in just 20 minutes, and taste great topped with tangy salsa and a golden fried egg. Serve with a sweet leaf salad or make ahead and freeze for another time. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 479 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 400g tin kidney beans, drained
  • 400g tin three bean salad, drained
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 5 soft wholemeal rolls, halved, cut-side lightly toasted
  • 40g 50% reduced-fat mature cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus 2 tsp
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g fresh salsa
  • 260g bag Nightingale Farms sweet leaf salad
If you don't have these beans, you can use any tinned bean in water

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 22%
  • Saturates

    4g 19%
  • Sugars

    11g 13%
  • Salt

    1.3g 32%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 52.7g Protein 28.9g Fibre 14.9g


  1. Pat the beans with kitchen paper to remove as much liquid as possible. Put in a large bowl with the mixed herbs; season with pepper. Mash to a pulp with a little texture.
  2. Blitz 1 roll in a food processor to fine breadcrumbs. Stir into the bean mixture a little at a time (you might not need them all) until the mixture is firmer and holds its shape. Stir in the cheese. Shape into 4 patties.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry the burgers for 4-5 mins each side, nudging occasionally with a spatula to stop them sticking.
  4. In a separate large, lidded frying pan, heat 2 tsp oil and crack in the eggs. Fry for about 1 min until the white is opaque. Cover and fry until the yolk is set to your liking. Load into the buns with the burgers, salsa and some salad. Serve any extra salad and salsa on the side.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

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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