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Under 30 Minutes

Chickpea Burger

The ingredients in this vegetarian burger require no precooking. Simply combine them in a food processor and cook.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 scallions, trimmed
  • 2 slices white sandwich bread
  • 1/3 cup peanuts or almonds, unsalted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • Whole-wheat English muffins and lettuce, to serve with burgers

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat grill to high. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, scallions, bread, peanuts, cumin, and ginger; season with salt and pepper. Pulse until roughly chopped. Remove half the mixture to a bowl; add egg to food processor. Process until smooth; add to reserved mixture in bowl, and mix well.

  2. Step 2

    Form the mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. Brush each side generously with oil; grill until charred, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve the burgers on English muffins with lettuce, mustard, and mayonnaise.

Source
Everyday Food, July/August 2003

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Reviews (18)

  • 11 May, 2014

    Before the mayo and mustard they have 388 calories per Berger and bun. 10g Fat (23.1% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 60g Carbohydrate; 11g Dietary Fiber; 53mg Cholesterol; 828mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat.

  • 3 Jul, 2013

    This is one of our family favorites. I omit the egg for my vegan son-in-law and the rest of us as well. I do not even use egg replacer and they turn out ok for me.

  • 19 Aug, 2011

    Sounds real good for a meat less meal. But I have to count calories. Wish they had calories counts on the recipes. But will figure it out for myself and try.

  • 31 Aug, 2010

    Was considering these for my egg-allergic son. Until I saw the egg in the recipe. Any other recommendations (other than the flaxseed)?

  • 30 Aug, 2010

    @muffymc, you could use sunflower seeds or pine nuts.

  • 30 Aug, 2010

    To AndreaNewEngland, I understand your concern, but by supporting local producers of eggs that are from free range, free roaming chickens, that eat grass and bugs instead of unhealthy hybrid corn feed mixes, and live in clean coops, you put a dent in the business of these other cruel and indifferent producers of eggs. Help support these fine farmers and producers that care about their flocks and fields !

  • 24 Jun, 2010

    The one problem with home-made veggie burgers is the grilling. If you want to, you can use something ilke a fish holder which has smaller grates. Just spray them with oil.
    These would be great if you just leave out the egg! Remember, eggs are arguably the cruelest animal product you can buy when you consider the warehoused , stacked cages they keep those hens in. Just use a spoon of ground (powdered) flaxseed whisked with a few spoons of water. Easy and way healthier than eggs.

  • 19 May, 2010

    WHAT CAN i use use as a subtitute for the nuts?

  • 17 Mar, 2009

    To cook these I used a focaccia press, which meant no need for oil, and served them as burgers in wholegrain rolls with guacomole, egg (also cooked in the focaccia press), lettuce and coriander (cilantro).

  • 14 Jun, 2008

    Doesnt this sound and taste like Falafel?

  • 10 Jun, 2008

    I agree about the nutritional analysis. I won't even buy a cookbook now unless it has the nutritional analysis for the recipe. Also, a portion size would be really helpful too. It's a pain to have to measure the entire contents of a recipe to figure out how much a serving is.

  • 10 Jun, 2008

    I think it would be wiser to substutue whole wheat or multigrain bread for the white bread.

  • 10 Jun, 2008

    oops....sorry for the duo-post!

  • 10 Jun, 2008

    I checked recipezaar.com and didn't find the exact recipe, but I did find one similar (and maybe healthier). And, it DOES have the nutritional info. If you want the exact info. for THIS recipe on MS, you could try entering it into the recipezaar site and I think it will calculate it for you. If you want to check out the other recipe for garbanzo burgers http://www.recipezaar.com/63024

    Hope that helps :)

  • 10 Jun, 2008

    I checked recipezaar.com and didn't find the exact recipe, but I did find one similar (and maybe healthier). And, it DOES have the nutritional info. If you want the exact info. for THIS recipe on MS, you could try entering it into the recipezaar site and I think it will calculate it for you. If you want to check out the other recipe for garbanzo burgers http://www.recipezaar.com/63024

    Hope that helps :)

  • 10 Jun, 2008

    Like Radley, I yearn for nutritional analyses -- if McDonald's can do it, surely so can Martha Stewart!!!

  • 10 Jun, 2008

    I keep begging but what exactly would it take to get nutritional analyses on these recipes? Doesn't seem like much to ask!

  • 10 Jun, 2008

    The issue this appears in advises you to cook them in a skillet and after trying to grill a few myself, I have to agree. The burgers will often go right through the grate and even wrapping them in foil just makes a mess. However, once cooked these burgers taste so much like ground lamb I was amazed.