Veggie Pulp & Bean Burgers/Meatballs

Created by Dan, master food-waste chef at Kitche.


Rather than throwing away all the good flavour and fibre from pulp when I made my juices with the Organibox Juicing box, I started thinking of easy recipes to incorporate them into my favourite dishes. This is one of my favourites! It reminds me of my childhood a bit where my favourite burger from Burger King was the Bean Burger! I have also used this mix to make little veggie meatballs in the past as well. Lovely mixed through tomato sauce.

Makes x4-6 patties

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup leftover veg pulp
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (from your old stale bread)
  • 2 cups black beans (or other beans)
  • Onion
  • Chilli
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Oil for frying


Method

  1. In a large mixing bowl put in your pulp, breadcrumbs and drained beans.

  2. Dice up the onion, garlic and chilli nice and fine and place in the bowl with the oregano, cumin and a good pinch of salt and pepper.

  3. Using a potato masher combine all ingredients together until you get the smoothness you like. Personally, a few lumps are the best!

  4. Shape your burgers as big as you want. The mix should make 4-6 patties. Or roll them into little balls for snacks!

  5. Heat up some oil until slightly smoking and then fry until cooked through.

  6. Serve with all the usual burger accompaniments…and Enjoy!