Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chickpea Burgers

I can not believe I haven't shared this recipe with you yet. I make these ALL THE TIME. I've tried quite a few variations of homemade veggie burgers. Some have nuts, some have mushrooms, some have black beans, and these have chickpeas. One of my favorite kinds of bean (but right now I am HOOKED on cannelli beans...that's another story to come later)!!

These are so much more tasty then the boxed veggie burgers. Plus you can mix up the recipe each time to give them a different flavor. Sometimes I add extra garlic or shallots. Sometimes cumin and cilantro. Whatever you add to them, they are a yummy, quick, healthy burger. (Although I like to top mine with avocado and cheddar cheese which takes away from that low fat factor)

Have fun mixing it up!

Chickpea Burgers
Source: Rachael Ray
Yield: 4 burgers

1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
1 4oz. can diced green chiles
2/3 crumbs parsley
2/3 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
2 T vegetable oil

In food processor pulse chickpeas, chiles, and parsley (and any other flavorings you would like). Transfer to a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Stir in bread crumbs and egg. Shape into patties and cook in hot oil until golden on each side.

2 comments:

Megan said...

Those look really good - I love chick peas!

jillbert said...

These look good and so easy to make. I usually buy frozen veggie burgers, but I'd like to try these!