Vegetarian Cheeseburger and Allégro 4% Sliced Cheese


400 ml of canned black beans, drained and mashed with a fork
1 red onion, finely chopped
60 ml (1/4 cup) of almond powder (optional)
125 ml (1/2 cup) of bread crumbs
5 ml (1 tsp) of curry
30 ml (2 tbsp) of Dijon mustard
1 egg, beaten
Salt and pepper to taste
Vegetable oil
4 hamburger buns
4 slices of Allégro 4% Sliced cheese
Your choice of condiments


In a bowl, vigorously mix together the first seven ingredients.
Season to taste.
Form 4 uniform patties. (It is easier to form the patties after wetting your hands.)
In a lightly oiled pan, cook the patties over high heat for 2 minutes.
Turn over the patties and continue cooking over medium heat for 5 minutes.
About 2 minutes before cooking is finished, heat the buns.
Garnish each patty with a slice of Allégro cheese and your choice of condiments.
Preparation/resting time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes
Number of portions: 4

Serving suggestion

Serve with a tomato salad lightly seasoned with cumin or vanilla.


Start with one can of beans and voilà – dinner for four! The kids will love the taste of these burgers and you’ll love the fact that they’re incredibly nutritious.
Chef/owner of Apollo Restaurant, Giovanni became a student of Paul Bocuse at 13 years of age. After refining his savoir-faire with some of the great chefs, studying molecular cuisine, travelling the globe, winning numerous prizes, and frequenting the highest spheres of the gastronomic world, it is here, with our passionate and curious people, that Giovanni most enjoys sharing his art.