Vegan Mexican Burger
OK, so you all know by now that our Mr 5 is a fussy eater. As well as presenting different foods on his plate to encourage him to try them, I also 'hide' them in meals so he is getting variety and a good mix of nutrients. It's not ideal but you do what you can, don't you?
Well, when I came across this recipe at a good friend's cooking club get-together, I really wasn't sure if I could get away with making these for the children. How surprised was I when they were an instant hit! The eldest one topped his burger with cheese and guacamole, and had a side of corn chips - a real Mexican feast! The youngest one opted for a simpler tomato sauce topping.
(You can mix it up a bit, leave out the chilli or substitute with some chilli powder, depending on preferences. The one pictured is topped with salsa and lettuce.)
1 tbsp oil
2 cloves of Garlic
2 spring onions
1 1/2 cup of sweetcorn
1 x red chili
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 x can of black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tsp ground cumin
1/3 tsp of black pepper
2 tbsp of tamari/soy sauce
1 cup of breadcrumbs
1. Fry all the above ingredients except bread crumbs.
2. Transfer into a food processor and pulse the ingredients together.
3. Shape into burgers and fry again till the outside is crispy