Jackfruit and black bean burger patties

Jackfruit is so versatile and I am forever coming up with new ways to use it. It is perfect combined with black beans into a burger pattie! 

The spices used in this mixture are slightly Caribbean themed and some chilli can be added if you fancy a kick! These can be enjoyed as naked burgers or with a bun! 

There are many different companies that stock jackfruit. I find the essential organic jackfruit to be the best (out of the ones that I have tried so far). The flavour is subtle and mild which allows you to put the flavour that you want into it! 

Method

Ingredients (makes 4 patties)

  • 1 tin of jackfruit (~224g) 

  • 230g drained black beans 

  • 1 diced white onion

  • 2 minced garlic cloves

  • 1 diced small knob of ginger 

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp all spice 

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree 

  • 2 tbsp plain flour 

  • Juice of 1/2 lime 

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Burger Patties

  • Heat a large frying pan and add a good dash of olive oil. When the oil is hot sweat the onion, ginger and garlic for 5-10 minutes or until the onion is soft. 

  • With your hands shred the jackfruit pieces directly into the pan. 

  • Next add all of the dry spices, tomato puree, black beans, lime, salt and pepper. 

  • Fry the mixture in the pan for 5-10 minutes. Combine the ingredients so that the jackfruit becomes covered with all of the spices.  

  • Remove the mixture from the pan and let cool. Mash the mixture with a masher so that the black beans start to break down (don't purify the mixture - allow it to have a little texture!) 

  • Add the plain flour and shape using your hands into patties. Lightly dust both sides of the patties with some extra flour. 

  • When ready to fry heat a large frying pan and add a good amount of olive oil. When hot add the patties. Fry on a medium heat so that the patties are crispy on both sides. 

  • Transfer the patties into toasted burger buns or enjoy naked! 

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What I like to put in my burger!

  • Caramelised banana (in coconut sugar)

  • Fried sliced sweet potato 

  • Caramelised onions (in coconut sugar)

  • Cos Lettuce 

  • Sliced Tomato