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    Chipotle bean burger with sweet potato wedges

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes

    Serves: 4


    700g sweet potatoes
    1 tbsp sunflower oil
    75g wholemeal bread
    5 salad onions
    400g can essential Waitrose Mixed Bean Salad, drained and rinsed
    1 essential Waitrose Free Range Egg
    1 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Chipotle Paste
    100g mild Peppadew peppers, finely chopped
    Grated zest and juice of 1 lime
    8 large lettuce leaves


    1. Heat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. Cut the sweet potatoes into thin wedges, place on a baking tray, drizzle and toss in 2 tsp oil. Season and bake for 30 minutes, turning once.

    2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, whizz the bread to coarse crumbs. Add 4 chopped salad onions, the beans, egg and chipotle paste, then pulse until coarsely chopped.

    3. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan. Shape the mixture into 4 patties about 2cm thick. Add to the pan and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes each side until lightly browned. Transfer to the sweet potato tray and cook for 5 minutes in the oven.

    4. Slice the last salad onion and mix with the peppers, lime zest and juice.

    5. Serve the burgers in ‘cups’ made from 2 lettuce leaves, with the sides.

    Cook’s tip Double the recipe and wrap the uncooked bean burgers in clingfilm, then open-freeze until solid and stack in a freezer box until needed.

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