Moin Moin (steamed bean cake) is a traditional West African savoury food made from soaked and ground black-eyed beans. It can be used in a wide variety of recipes as a soya-free alternative to tofu. Packed with vegetable protein and gluten-free, it is particularly popular with vegans and people eating a gluten-free diet. 

Vegan Moin Moin Burgers

Vegan Moin Moin Burgers

Moin Moin (steamed bean cake) is a traditional West African savoury food made from soaked and ground black-eyed beans. It can be used in a wide variety of recipes as a soya-free alternative to tofu. Packed with vegetable protein and gluten-free, it is particularly popular with vegans and people eating a gluten-free diet.

For the burgers:

  • 1 x 200g pack of Love Moin Moin mix
  • 600 ml cold water
  • 3 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 50 g polenta (cornmeal)
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 bread rolls of your choice

For the smoky mayo:

  • 4 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  1. Combine the Love Moin Moin mix with the cold water in a large bowl until smooth (it will be a fairly thin mixture). Divide between 8 lightly-greased ramekin dishes.
  2. Cover the ramekins with their lids or parchment paper. Steam them for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the ramekins from the dish and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, add 3tbsp vegan mayo into one dish and the polenta into another, ready for coating the burgers later.
  4. Once the moin moin burger patties are cool enough to handle, run a knife inside the edge of each to loosen from the ramekins. Gently remove the burger patties and reshape/flatten a little, if needed, to resemble burgers. Cover each burger patty in a thin layer of mayo and coat evenly in the polenta.
  5. Heat the oil over a medium heat in a large frying pan. Once hot, cook the burgers for around 5-6 minutes, turning frequently until the polenta crust turns golden brown. As they cook, mix together the smoky mayo ingredients and cut the bread rolls in half.
  6. Build the burgers by adding the burger patties and mayo into the rolls. You can also add extras such as lettuce and avocado, if you wish!

Written by

The Tofu Diaries for The Real African Food Co.

realafricanfood.com/

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