Chickpea Burgers

Why yes, it is as good as it looks.

Chickpea burgers, now there’s a source of protein. I promise you these are packed full of amazing flavours and do not have that traditional dry “chickpea” feel.

What are the key ingredients that I feel are the reason why they are so amazing? ¼ diced onion, ½ diced red pepper, and Worcestershire sauce… All that flavour, mmmm… 🙂

Step one is to drain, rinse and pat dry one can [19 oz/ 540 mL] of chickpeas and add to a large bowl. Next finely dice ½ a red pepper and a ¼-½ a yellow onion, depending on the size.

Put all the ingredients in the bowl with the chickpeas [minus the olive oil]. Now here’s where a blender would have been handy, or even a potato masher, but I didn’t have those things. I had a spoon and a fiance.

If you don’t have a fiance, that’s okay, you can do it, I believe in you.

So next is to get your fiance to mash up all the ingredients with the back of a spoon. The red pepper and onion pieces won’t “mash” and leave some chickpeas partially whole. It will give it a really nice texture instead of some “unidentified purée”. [ew].

Next get the frying pan with olive oil really hot. Form your chickpea burgers [it’s messy] and put them in the hot frying pan [makes 4].

Wash your hands and then flip the burgers. Wait about 30 seconds to a 1 minute and turn the heat right down to a medium low. Heat through both sides about 4-5 minutes a side.

I decided to top mine with some Italian dressing! The fiance ate his with ketchup. SO GOOD.

YUM. Enjoy 🙂


RECIPE

Chickpea Burgers

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 patties

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas [19 oz/ 540 mL]
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • ½ diced red pepper
  • ¼-½ diced yellow onion
  • ¼ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs [I didn’t have plain ones on hand]
  • ⅛ – ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1-2 tbsp of grated parmesan
  • Seasoning salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil

Directions

  1. Drain, Rinse and pat dry 1 can of chickpeas and place in a large bowl.
  2. Mince 2 cloves of garlic and dice ½ a red pepper and ¼-½ yellow onion [depending on the size] into very small pieces.
  3. Combine all ingredients [minus the olive oil] in a large bowl and smash with a spoon/potato masher etc. Do not completely “purée” the ingredients, it will give the burgers some texture.
  4. Next heat 1-2 tbsp of olive oil over high heat in the frying pan. Make your patties and place them on the frying pan once hot.
  5. Wash your hands [it’s sticky] and flip the patties right away. Searing the other side to keep it together.
  6. Now turn down the heat Medium-Low and cook for 4-5 minutes a side.
  7. Enjoy on it’s own or on a burger bun!

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