Chickpea burgers

What is it about a burger recipe? Every bean burger recipe I see I want to try. Maybe I’m subliminally trying to recreate the famous Earwax burger that I love so much (if you don’t live in Chicago, I know it sounds gross, but its has nothing to do with actual earwax and is amazing – trust).

Angela did a vegan recipe link love a while back and I was blinded by a chickpea burger recipe I’ve been dreaming about ever since. So – I’ve been dreaming about chickpeas, early morning phone calls, and 6th grade health class, amongst other things. Are you scared yet?
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Chickpea burgers, adapted from A Healthy Passion

You’re gonna need:

4 T olive oil
1/2 yellow onion
5 cloves garlic (these were pretty garlic-y, so use less if you don’t like garlic!)
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 c fresh cilantro
2 T fresh rosemary
1/4 c tahini (don’t know what this is? its made from sesame seeds and looks like peanut butter!)
juice from one lime
1 t salt
1/2 t freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
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Let’s do this:

Heat 2 T of olive oil in a pan and add onion. Saute until soft, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes.

Add garlic to food processor and process for a few seconds until minced. Add garbanzo beans and process until smooth. Add cilantro, rosemary, tahini, lime, salt, and pepper and pulse until combined.
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Empty the contents of the food processor into a bowl and add the onions and breadcrumbs. Mix well.
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Form into six patties. Heat a skillet on medium high, add 2 T olive oil, and cook for 6 minutes per side or until browned. I served these on top of salad with tomatoes, but they would be good on buns too!
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6 thoughts on “Chickpea burgers

  1. Burgers look delicious and on a salad is definitely the best way to serve them, yum! Hope you enjoyed 🙂

  2. ling says:

    Yummmmm! Looks a-maize-ing!

  3. jessica says:

    Yum Yum. Def a recipe I will try.
    Love the “Lets do this”…:)

  4. Johanna says:

    These look delic! LOVE chickpeas or really anything with garbanzo beans. I can’t get enough of salad with garbanzo beans lately. Jas claims not to like them, yet he loves hummas. I think I could trick him. 🙂

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