Vegeburger… That Old Chestnut!

Vegeburger... That Old Chestnut!
We were cooking sprouts (admittedly not the traditional way) so thoughts turned to chestnuts.

Looking through the larder we located a tin of chestnut puree.

As the sprouts just had a tiny bit of Quorn bacon for flavour we decided that a “meaty” dish would be good and decided to make some burgers.

They turned out delicious so here is the recipe.

Serves 8 burgers:

  • 1 can chestnut puree (435 g)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 slices brown bread turned into breadcrumbs
  • Smoked paprika
  • Lemon zest
  • Rosemary
  • Thinly sliced spring onions
  • Salt and pepper


Put the puree in a bowl add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly (add a few more crumbs if the mixture is wet).

Put the mixture onto some clingfilm and wrap it around to make a sausage shape.

Chilling for an hour or so helps to keep it shape but if you in a rush you can slice it straight away.

Put the slices into a frying pan with some olive oil and brown them on both sides.

Put them in an ovenproof dish and bake them in the oven at 180 °C (350 °F) for 10 to 15 min.

These burgers can be eaten on their own or on a bun.

You could turn this into stuffing for pastries, or turn them into sausages.

Go on have a play, it will taste scrummy whatever you do!

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