Every now and again you find a stray packet of beans, peas or the like in the cupboard. You don’t remember where you bought them, or when, and more often than not can’t imagine what possessed you to pick them up in the first place. Such was the case with the split peas I chanced upon last week – who buys split peas, for heaven’s sake?!
The only recipes I could find were for soup, mostly with ham. These were obviously not up my alley so I invented these spicy bean burgers (well, pea burgers, really but that sounds a bit odd). They are – hurrah, choir of angels, hallelujah chorus etc – absolutely fantastic, with the added bonus of being v easy to make. Though please note that you need to soak the peas overnight so don’t start making this when your stomach’s telling you it’s teatime…
Alternatively you could use a tin of green lentils instead of the peas. We’re all about making life easy for you here at Veggie Runners (plus maybe you don’t have cupboards full of stray packs of dried beans like we do…)
Nutritional info – among other things, these are a good, low fat source of protein, fibre, potassium and molybdenum (which helps your body manufacture the enzymes needed for the use of the energy from fats and carbohydrates). All-round super-good for you, then. Continue reading