Makes 4 large patties


1 can black beans

1 onion

4 cloves garlic

1/2 cup grated orange kumara

1/2 cup ground cashew nuts (or grind your own)

1/2 cup bread crumbs

2 flax eggs ( 4 tablespoons of water or vegetable stock mixed with 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds)

2 tablespoons worcester sauce

2 tablespoons tomato sauce

2 tsp ground cumin

big hand full of fresh herbs (I like to use basil)

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

pinch cayenne pepper

salt and pepper to taste

flour to dust patties in

Finely chop onions and garlic and saute in a pan until soft. While this is cooking drain and rinse black beans and add to a large bowl. Mush up with your hands, until around half of the black beans are into a paste, leaving the rest for texture. Add the cooked onions and garlic and rest of the ingredients apart from the flour and stir well. Form into patties and dust with flour. Shallow fry for around 8 minutes each side or bake in the oven for 1 0 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through..