Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
- 1 x pack Bean Supreme Kumara Burgers (you could also use our Masala Burgers too!)
- 1 x carrot (finely grated)
- 1 x courgette (finely grated)
- 1 x piece of bread (to use as fresh bread crumbs)
- 4 x button mushrooms (diced into small cubes)
- ½ x tin black beans
- Fresh rosemary, thyme or parsley (diced fine)
- Salt and Pepper
- Vegetable oil such as sunflower oil
- Prepare your ingredients. Finely grate the courgette and the carrots. Tear up the piece of bread into small pieces in order to make chunky fresh breadcrumbs. Finely chop up the mushrooms into a small dice. Drain and rinse your tinned black beans. Finely chop up the fresh herbs and take the Bean Supreme Kumara Burgers out of their pack.
- Firstly take a small fry pan and 1 tsp of oil and bring to a medium heat. Then add in your diced mushrooms and give them a quick sauté for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and put on a small plate, put to the side and let cool.
- Then crumble up the Bean Supreme Kumara Burgers and put into a large mixing bowl. You want to crumble the patties into small even bits. The Kumara Burgers are going to form the body of the bean balls and allow all the other yummy ingredients to stick together.
- Add in your other ingredients – the grated courgette and carrot followed by the black beans, bread crumbs, diced herbs and the cooled cooked mushrooms. Also add a pinch of salt and cracked pepper.
- Now with clean hands or a large spoon give the ingredients and really good mix in the bowl and press everything together until it is well mixed and all binds together.
- Now you are ready to form the bean balls. Take a table spoon measure and portion out one table spoon scoop of mix at a time rolling it in your hands to form nice and even round shape. Make sure you squish each ball together firmly so they hold their shape. This recipe should make approx. 20 bean balls.
- Now heat up a large fry pan and add 1 Table spoon of vegetable oil and bring to a medium heat. When fry pan is hot add the bean balls and let them cook for 6-7 minutes. Turn and roll them around frequently while they cook so they go an even golden and crispy colour all over.
- From here you can add your bean balls to any favourite dish. In this example we made up a nice basic plant based tomato pasta sauce with onions, diced tomatoes, grated carrot, mushrooms, balsamic vinegar and herbs. We also added in the other half of the tin of black beans. When the sauce was nice and hot we added in the cooked bean balls for the last 3-4 minutes turning them in the sauce until nicely coated. Then added it to some yummy fresh pasta!
Note: you can also use our Masala Burgers in this recipe instead of the Kumara Burgers. You can also make these bean balls in a larger rissole size just cook for 1-2 minutes longer.