Blooming bean burgers with red cabbage and apple slaw

Blooming bean burgers with red cabbage and apple slaw

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From
The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day
Serves
4
Photographer
Martin Poole

Bean burgers are still often seen as fit only for vegetarian barbecues, but a good one can be really tasty. With its spices and a lovely slaw, this one is quite special.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
800g tinned mixed beans, drained
150g wholemeal breadcrumbs
3 teaspoons madras curry paste
2 eggs, lightly beaten
large bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped
2 large apples, cored and grated
1 small red cabbage, shredded
300g live probiotic yoghurt
2 teaspoons mustard seeds
4 wholemeal burger buns, toasted, (optional)
sea salt
black pepper

Method

  1. Put the beans in a bowl and mash them coarsely with a potato masher or a firm fork. Add the breadcrumbs, curry paste, eggs and coriander, season with salt and pepper and stir well.
  2. Preheat the grill to high and line a baking tray with kitchen foil. Shape the bean mixture into 4 burger patties, place them on the baking tray and under the hot grill. Grill for 10–15 minutes, turning frequently, until crisp and golden.
  3. Meanwhile, make the slaw by mixing the apple and cabbage with the yoghurt and mustard seeds, and season with salt and pepper. Serve the burgers with the slaw, and toasted wholemeal burger buns, if you like.

Good for:

  • High cholesterol and high blood pressure; healthy gut flora and digestive health

Star ingredient:

  • Red cabbage is packed with anthocyanins, which are responsible for its purple colour, and have been shown to strengthen and encourage relaxation of blood vessel walls, reducing blood pressure. It’s also rich in glucosinolates, and although I’m ultra-cautious about the risks or benefits of specific foods for cancer, there is evidence that glucosinolates can offer some protection against some forms of cancers.
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