A great alternative to beef burgers.


  • 175 g azuki beans, soaked overnight and simmered until very soft
  • 3 sticks celery (about 75g/3oz, finely chopped)
  • 175 g onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 175 g carrot (washed and grated)
  • 175 g wholewheat breadcrumbs
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • oil for frying


  • Drain the beans well and mix in a bowl with the remaining ingredients, stirring in the eggs last.
  • Form into patties, and fry for a few minutes on each side, over moderate heat, until the vegetables have softened and the burgers are nicely browned.
  • Serve with brown rice and a green salad for an inexpensive yet substantial meal.

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