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Taco bean burgers recipe

Taco bean burgers recipe

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Grab a tin of spicy taco mixed beans and turn them into a simple veggie dinner with this taco bean burgers recipe. Top the burgers with melting cheese and serve with crisp grated carrot and sweetcorn for a veg-packed meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 643 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and coarsely grated on a box grater
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 395g tin taco mixed beans in spicy tomato sauce
  • 15g fresh coriander, half finely chopped, half roughly chopped
  • 50g plain flour
  • 4 sweetcorn cobettes
  • 100g mature Cheddar, grated
  • 4 burger buns
If you don't have any Cheddar, try using another hard cheese

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    23g 32%
  • Saturates

    8g 40%
  • Sugars

    14g 16%
  • Salt

    1.8g 30%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 84g Protein 24.4g Fibre 14.2g


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large, nonstick frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the onion and ¼ of the grated carrot for 5 mins until soft and lightly golden. Stir in the garlic and fry for a minute more. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  2. Drain the tomato sauce from the beans into a small pan. Tip the beans into a bowl and use a fork to mash to a thick paste. Mix in the cooled onion and carrot mixture, coriander and flour. Season well.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Divide the bean mixture into 4 and add to the pan. Flatten with a spatula to 2cm thick. Fry for 4-5 mins on each side until crisp and forms a golden crust on the outside. Once cooked on both sides, top the burgers with the grated cheese. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 2-3 mins until the cheese has melted.
  4. Meanwhile, put the corn on the cob in a single layer in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Cover with a lid and steam for 8 mins. Heat the reserved tomato sauce in the small pan and simmer for 2 mins until thickened.
  5. To serve, toast the buns, then top the bottom buns with the remaining grated carrot. Top with a burger patty and a spoonful of tomato sauce. Top with the coriander and sandwich with the burger lids. Serve with the corn on the cob.

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