Pesto Butter Bean Burgers

2 x 410g cans butterbeans, drained and rinsed
3 tbsp Essential pesto (eg red or rocket pesto)
115g wholemeal breadcrumbs or gluten-free breadcrumbs
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 red onion, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper
wholemeal buns, salad leaves and sliced tomatoes, to serv
  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7.
  2. Place the beans and pesto in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add the breadcrumbs, garlic and onion and process lightly to combine. Leave some texture in the mixture. Season with black pepper.
  3. Using damp hands, shape the mixture into eight burgers. Place on a lined baking tray. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Serve in buns with sliced tomato and salad leaves.
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