Saturday, 25 July 2009

Meixcan vegetarian burger recipe

Chef Jeenas Mexican vegetarian burger recipe is so tasty and delicious that the entire burger mixture was devoured all at once.

This is not a bean burger recipe but this vegetarian burger does contain some beans.

The base of the burger is a thick mashed potato with onions, carrots, sweetcorn, beans, red pepper and green chillies with Mexican seasonings.

Chefs recipe is not only an egg free burger recipe and vegan it is also gluten free as the vegetarian burger is coated in ground cornflakes.

Take a bite into the crisp golden burger and taste the flavours of Mexico.

Ingredients for Mexican burgers

3 Potatoes (approximately 400g)
1 Onion (diced small)
1 medium Red pepper (diced small)
2 large Tbsp frozen sweetcorn (or canned)
7 small Green chillies/Jalapenos (or to taste)
4 Small carrots (diced small)
1 large tsp Garlic paste
1 tsp Cumin powder
Pinch dried Oregano
1/2 tin Mixed beans
Salt and pepper
Rice bran oil

Picture of a can of mixed beans in water.

Picture of the Mexican burger mixture.

How to make Mexican vegetarian burgers

Peel chop and boil the potatoes until soft.

Do not add salt to the water or any other ingredients.

Once cooked push the potatoes through a sieve to mash - do not add butter or any salt leave the potatoes plain.

Boil the carrots until soft, add sweetcorn cook for a few minutes or until defrosted in the water.

If using canned sweetcorn do not add to the carrots.

Fry the onions until they start to slightly soften.

Add the chilli and red peppers, keep frying gently.

Add the cumin and a little salt and black pepper, stir well.

Add the garlic paste, stir well.

Cook for five more minutes stiring constantly then switch off the heat.

Drain the carrots and leave to slightly cool.

Tip the carrots into a clean tea towel and very gently use your hands to remove any excess water from the carrots.

If you are using canned sweetcorn do the same with the sweetcorn to remove excess water.

Do not squeeze hard as the carrot need to keep the shape not mush.

Do the same with the beans then roughly chop at the beans - mainly the larger beans such as kidney beans, borlotti, pinto or cannelli.

The mashed potato should be gluey in texture - this is because of there has been no butter, salt or other ingredients added to it.

Add the chopped beans and onion mixture to the potatoes, add some salt to taste mix well.

Add the sweetcorn and carrots mix gently.

Grind the cornflakes to a fine powder with a pinch of salt.

Place a cooking ring on top of some cornflake powder.

Fill the cooking ring with vegetarian burger mixture.

Cover the burgers with cornflakes powder and pat some cornflakes up the sides of the burgers.

Lightly fry the veggie burger on one side for a few minutes.

Turn over the burger and cook for a few more minutes.

Once golden and heated all the way through remove the burgers.

Serve with bread, salad or as they are with ketchup, chilli sauce or mayonaise.


Divya Vikram said...

Love the last pic. Very nutritious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look really good and tasty!



Lisa said...

I am so glad you posted this. I need a few good veggie burger recipes.

Pooja said...

Wow that is a delicious veggie burger! Healthy with beans and veggies!

Parita said...

Looks so colorful and delicious!

Barbara Bakes said...

Love how you shaped these! They look so much tastier than the ones you buy.

Erica said...

WOW- what a good idea. If I could chop the jalapenos up small enough so you couldn't see them, I think Josh would totally go for this. What a yummy recipe

Gita said...

Wow scrumptious burgers...the outer crust looks very cripsy...great idea to use corn flakes :)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Looks very tasty and healthy.

Ivy said...

I love the ingredients in these burgers. Look so beautiful and colourful.

lissie said...

so yummy and nutritious...! awesome clicks!

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

It looks very delicious! I am so hungry now! :(

Grace said...

glooooorious burgers! they’re so incredibly moist and tender, and they contain so many of my favorite ingredients. bravo, jeena—this one’s a winner!

veggie belly said...

I can image how silky these burgers must have been from the mashed potatoes. Love the cornflakes coating!

Palidor said...

These look tasty. I really like the golden crust on the burgers.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

applecrumbles said...

Those look great. They are attractive because they're so colorful and I bet super flavorful with all those wonderful ingredients. Great recipe.

Chef Fresco said...

We just made some veggie burgers last night! Yours look really good! So perfectly round :)

Ann said...

WOW! that looks golden brown and sooo yumm.

Jessica@FoodMayhem said...

Wow, they look quite tasty and I don't say that about many vegetarian burgers.

Cynthia said...

Jeena, this is awesome. You are always a great source of ideas. Thanks for all your hard work.

Carolyn Jung said...

What a fun, inventive twist on a burger.

Bergamot said...

Looks really good. like the way you explained the entire process... especially how you coated it with cornflakes :-)

Finsmom said...

These sound amazing! Ive never seen a recipe like this, but it sounds incredible. I will be bookmarking this one, and passing it on to my vegitarian sister. Thanks for sharing!

Love your blog! I will be following you :)

Maria said...

Great veggie burger! Love it!

Dawn said...

Jeena I made these and they were fabulous! I put them in a warmed Naan bread and served some with chili sauce and some with tatziki sauce. Heavenly!

Chef Jeena said...

Sounds great Dawn thanks for the feedback.

Thank you for trying my recipe I am glad that loved it.

It sounds gorgeous on a naan with those extras.

MaryMoh said...

Wow...that looks so good! I love the colours. I'll have to try. Thx.