• 2 cans kidney beans
  • 2 cans flageolet beans (small white beans work too!)
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 4 vegan veggie burgers iI like Gardenburger hamburger style)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • lots of chili powder! (adjust to taste)
  • a few tablespoons of ketchup


Heat veggie burgers. While they are heating, chop up garlic and onion, and boil each kind of bean in the water from the can it came in. Fry garlic and onion (a cast-iron wok is good), adding chili powder to taste. When beans are thoroughly heated, drain and mash, and add chili powder, stirring well. Chop heated veggie burgers finely. One at a time, add the two kinds of beans to the onion-garlic mix, stirring and adding chili powder as desired. Add the chopped burgers and mix well. Finally, add ketchup to the mixture to moisten and make it cohere.

I like this recipe because it is cheap, practical, and spicy! You can eat it hot from the pan, and then chill the leftover in the refrigerator. It can be eaten cold, as a sandwich — my favourite is spread on wholewheat vegan bread with sweet pepper slices, or it can be spread on toast and heated up in the toaster oven.

Serves: approx 7