Helen’s Home Cooking

This weeks recipe has in part been supplied by Nick Morrison one of our reporters. His recipe is for Special Beans which I have paired with a homemade Steak Burger. This may not be the most attractive of dishes, but it’s always best not to judge a book by it’s cover.

Special Beans with Steak Chilli Burger

Nick's Special Beans

Nick’s Special Beans with Burger


  • 400g of Steak Mince
  • 1 onion grated
  • 1 tsp of Worchestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp of mixed herbs (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp of chilli powder
  • A little salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix all of the above ingredients together and form into patties ready for frying.
  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and fry each burger for around 5 mins each side.
  • 1-400g tin of baked beans
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tsp of garlic granules or 1 crushed clove of garlic
  • 1 ¼ tsp of cumin powder
  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • ½ a chilli or ½ tsp of chilli powder, a little more if you like things hot
  1. Gently fry the onion for 3-4 mins until soft.
  2. Add the garlic, chilli, cumin and turmeric and fry for a further 1 minute.
  3. Add the beans and cook gently until your burgers are ready.
  4. Serve and enjoy a quick and simple meal.


Nick Morrison has also supplied next week’s recipe, this is for his version of Lentil soup, for this you shall need, a ham hough, onions, carrots, neep and lentils.


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