You can substitute any tinned fish and any kind of beans; try salmon and red kidney beans, or sardines with butter beans. This is much easier to make if you can get hold of a mixing bowl, but a plate will do.
- 1 tin tuna in oil
- 1 tin black-eye beans - drained
- 1 egg
- A little oil for frying
- Burger buns or bread
- 1 onion - finely chopped
- 2 tsp plain flour
- Salt and pepper
First make breadcrumbs by toasting a couple of pieces of bread or a bun and crumbling it up. Break the egg into your cup and beat thoroughly. Drain the oil from the fish into your pan. Mash the beans with a fork or something as smooth as you can get them. Using your hands, mix together the mashed beans, fish, onion, herbs and seasoning; then add half the beaten egg and some of the breadcrumbs and sort of knead it all together until you get a firm consistency you can make into patties that'll stay like that for a bit. You may need a bit more egg ... or maybe some more breadcrumbs. Dust the burgers with a little flour if you have it, and leave them on a covered plate somewhere cool for about half an hour (to help them firm up and keep their shape when you cook them).
Now, add a little more oil to your pan and heat it, then fry the burgers for 5-10 minutes on each side. Serve in a bun or some bread. Tomato or chilli sauce would go well with this.