You can buy veggie burgers and sausages in most supermarkets but it’s cheaper to make your own you can add your own flavourings.
1) Chilli bean burgers
400g tin kidney beans, drained
1 Tbsp cooking oil
½ onion chopped small
1 clove garlic, crushed and chopped v finely
1 Tbsp porage oats
1 Tbsp tomato puree
½ tsp chilli powder
1 tsp Worcester sauce
- In a bowl slightly crush the beans and add the oats, tomato puree, Worcester sauce and salt & pepper to your liking.
- Gently fry the onions in the oil until soft. Add the garlic and chilli powder and stir for a few seconds, then add to the bowl.
- Mix well then take clumps of the mixture and shape into small burgers.
- Lay them on a plate or piece of greaseproof paper and chill in fridge for at least 20 mins. Then brush with oil and barbecue or dry fry on a chargrill pan
2) veggie kebabs
Make a really nice marinade such as the Thai one below or simply use French dressing with extra garlic. Use to marinate chunks of courgette, aubergine, onions, sweet peppers, whole mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and thread onto skewers before barbecuing.
Handful coriander leaves finely chopped
1 heaped tsp sugar
1 Tbsp fish sauce
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 fat clove garlic, crushed
Thumbsized piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely sliced
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
(This marinade is also good on fish and prawns)
Other veggie favourites are sliced halloumi cheese, sliced aubergines & courgettes and stuffed mushrooms. All can be rushed with French dressing before grilling
Recipe contributed by Mary Venning