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eating the forgotten contents of the fridge..

February 13, 2013

There were a few borlotti beans left over and I wasn’t sure what to do with them. There weren’t enough to really do much with and to be honest the taste was a little disappointing. Maybe it was because they were cheap. I know that one bean can taste very like another, but there should be some identifiable feature that makes you realise it’s a borlotti bean and not, for example, a kidney bean – which is another disappointing tasting bean I think, but at least they look pretty.

beansAnyway, back to the beans. As part of my crusade against food waste (that’s what it is, kids) I needed to do something with them and in the fridge was some left over potato mashed with carrots. Perfect.

I mashed the beans with a fork and added some crushed garlic – two cloves from the beloved’s harvest – and some tomato puree. It still tasted a bit bland albeit in a garlic/tomatoey way so I added some chilli paste and some horseradish and some salt.

beanburger

Then I added the mashed potato and mixed it all up, shaped it into burgers and put them in the fridge to rest for a bit.  Once I’d washed up, and chopped other vegetables and made a salad, I fried the burgers carefully in a little oil.

Home made spicy beanburgers. We had broccoli, and a tomato salad with them. Nice.

Very satisfying too,  as I was using up unpromising leftovers.

beanburger2

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One Comment leave one →
  1. February 14, 2013 11:02 pm

    mmmmm think I’ll give that a try 🙂

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