Amazing ‘pulled’ aubergine & Black Bean BBQ’d Burgers

  • Serving Size4
  • Total Cost£6.5
  • Cost per Serving£1.60

    What you need

    • 2 large aubergines, pricked all over with a fork
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced & chopped
    • 1 Yellow or Orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
    • 2 sliced tomatoes
    • 1 heaped tsp garlic granules
    • 2 tsp smoked paprika
    • 1 tbsp brown sugar
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 5 tbsp BBQ sauce
    • 400g can black beans, drained
    • 4 burger buns, toasted and lightly buttered
    • Rocket and chopped coriander to garnish, shredded lettuce & coleslaw

    What you do


    Heat the BBQ to high 280/300C and grill the aubergine, turning occasionally, until blackened and soft, about 20-30 mins. Set aside to cool.

    Then heat oil in a large pan over a medium heat, add onion and fry until softened and golden, about 10 mins. Reduce BBQ to 200C/220C.

    Peel the skin from the cooled aubergine, discard and scoop out the flesh with a spoon, then place in pan with the onion. Add the garlic granules, paprika, sugar, oregano, 1 tsp sea salt and 1 tsp black pepper. Stir until aromatic, then mix in the BBQ sauce along with the black beans. Season and then cook through until the sauce is rich and thick, and aubergine resembles pulled pork – about 10-15 mins.

    Pile into the burger buns with the red onion and coleslaw.

    Recipe created by Brian George, past President of the National BBQ Association & creator of the annual National BBQ Week, Aka The GrillMaster!