Spicy bean burgers with sweet chilli jam

Get stuck in to veggie blogger Jacqueline Meldrums hearty three bean burgers with toasted halloumi and punchy sweet chilli jam
Spicy bean burgers with sweet chilli jam
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the sweet chilli jam

  • 3 red chillies
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2½ cm piece fresh ginger
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 50 ml white wine vinegar

For the burgers

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 400 g tin cannellini beans
  • 400 g tin kidney beans
  • 400 g tin black beans
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 120 g porridge oats
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 4 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 tsp ground cumin

To serve

  • 250 g halloumi cheese, sliced
  • 6 burger buns
  • salad leaves

Tips and Suggestions

These burgers will freeze well and can be cooked from frozen.

The burgers are vegan friendly without the slice of halloumi.


1. For the sweet chilli jam: Whizz the chillies, garlic and ginger in a food processor until they become a paste. Spoon the paste into a pan and add the sugar, tomatoes and vinegar.

2. Bring to the boil then simmer for 20-25 minutes until the mixture is thick and glossy. Pour into a bowl and set aside until ready to serve.

3. For the burgers: while the jam is cooking, bake your sweet potato in the microwave until soft.

4. Scoop the flesh from the potato into a large bowl and add all the other burger ingredients along with a good grinding of back pepper and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined, then pull together with your hands.

5. Roll the burger mixture into large balls and flatten with the palm of your hands into burger shapes.

6. Fry the burgers in a little oil for a few minutes on each side until well cooked.

7. While the burgers are cooking, dry fry the halloumi in a hot frying pan until golden and lightly toast your rolls.

8. To serve: stack your burgers, first a layer of salad leaves on your roll, then a burger, then halloumi and finally add some chilli jam before replacing the lid.

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