Once a week we've been having burgers whilst watching Bake Off. We usually end up watching it on catch up on the iPlayer rather than live which we'll be doing tonight when we're breaking with tradition and having home made pizza instead (smoked tofu and mushroom with Vegusto No Moo melty if you're wondering). If you're not from the UK and are wondering what Bake Off is, it's the hugely popular tv show The Great British Bake Off in which 12 contestants compete in weekly shows with a variety of baking challenges to win the title of Britains Best amateur baker (and a book deal).
Anyhow, the first two weeks were beer, burgers and Bake Off nights with burger recipes from Isa Does It accompanied by potato and sweet potato oven baked fries. Both of these recipes were new to me and both came together quickly in a blender before being baked in the oven. The top picture is of black bean burgers. These were supposed to have Carribean curry spice in them but I subbed that for my usual chilli blend and we stayed with the chilli theme topping them with guacamole and crushed nachos.
This second burger was my favourite of the two. It's made with kalamata olives, puy lentils and chestnut mushrooms and believe me it was way more than the sum of it's parts. It really was the nicest veggie burger I've made and I'll definitely be making it again and again. Do you have a favourite burger recipe? I'm keen to try more.