Leek and chilli burger with a warm butterbean dip

leek and chilli burger

How often do you eat a burger? I love a good burger and once I get the idea in my head I know I have to have one, bought or home made.

One of the few things at the allotment at the moment are leeks and I thought it would be interesting to make leek burgers. A friend of mine bought me a burger press that I never used and it was about time.


hamburger press


I wanted something different to go with the burger and opted for a warm bean dip instead of dressing and a bun.


Warm butter bean dip

preparation time 5 minutes 

cooking time – just enough to warm up 

serves 2


  • 1 tin of butter beans, rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp water



Leek and chilli burgers

preparation time 5 minutes

cooking time 6-8 minutes per burger

serves 4


  • 500 gr or 17.6 oz pork mince
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small leek, chopped fine
  • 1 red chilli, chopped fine

To taste

  • barbecue spice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika

Mix the mince with the egg and add the spices. Shape the burgers.


leek and chilli pork burgers


Pan fry the burgers until cooked through. Serve with lettuce, the warm bean dip and sweet potato fries spiced with black sesame and mustard seeds. I also added pickled turnip, tomatoes and sliced raw onion.


leek and chilli burger


I liked the leeks and it hit my burger spot.







4 Responses to “Leek and chilli burger with a warm butterbean dip”
  1. I never eat a burger…I’ll just take that lovely dip please!

  2. Looks delicious! Thanks for the post!

  3. Keith Trawick says:

    I’ll try this!!!

  4. Yum yum yum yum yum! I love a good kitchen gadget and looks like a burger press is next 🙂 These look gooooooooood!

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