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Easy Vegetable and Bean Burgers with Egg and Chilli Oil

When it comes to the quintessential food for teenagers, burgers win every time. These are veggie too, so perfect for any non-meaters in the family.


  • 1 carrot, finely diced

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 1 stick celery, finely sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 small leek, finely sliced

  • 1 tin of kidney beans, washed and drained

  • 1 cup of cooked brown rice

  • 1 small bunch flat parsley, chopped

  • 2 eggs to poach

  • Chilli oil

  • Light olive oil for frying


  • 1.

    Sauté the carrot, onion, celery, garlic and leek in olive oil until soft. Add the kidney beans and rice and mash everything gently together. Add the parsley and season.

  • 2.

    Allow to cool a little before shaping into patties. Fry on either side until golden and warmed through.

  • 3.

    Poach the egg in boiling water until cooked to your liking.

  • 4.

    Place two patties in the centre of each plate and top with a poached egg and drizzle with chilli oil.

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