Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Garbanzo Bean & Veggie Burgers



This last weekend I cooked up a lot of garbanzo beans for making my 3 bean salad. I had some leftover and I wanted to make something with them (hummus did cross my mind, but I did not have all the ingredients in my cupboards to do this). So I decided to makes some bean burgers with them. They were really yummy! We had them for lunch the other day and my kids gave them 2 thumbs up! :)

Garbanzo Bean & Veggie Burgers

Makes about 14 patties

4 generous cups cooked garbanzo beans
2 eggs
½ cup shredded carrots
½ cup shredded onions
½ cup shredded peppers (green, red, yellow.. whatever you would like)
1t salt
1t seasoning salt
1t pepper
¼ t red pepper flakes
½ cup finely crushed crackers, or bread crumbs or flour

I used my food processor to shred my veggies. 



Put your garbanzo beans and eggs in the food processor and blend them part way.  Then add veggies and seasonings and blend until mostly smooth (this does not need to be completely smooth).  Put this mixture into a large bowl. Add the crushed crackers (or bread crumbs or flour) to the mixture and stir them in well. Let this sit for about 10 to 15 minutes.



Heat a large frying pan or griddle on medium high heat. Pour some olive oil over the griddle. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop out the bean mixture. You should be able to take this and form a patty. If it is too moist, add a few more cracker crumbs, if it is too dry you add a little olive oil to get the right consistency. Form a patty and lay it on the griddle. You can do this for however many burgers will fit in your frying pan or griddle.



Let them cook for 4 to 5 minutes and the flip them over.


Cook them for another 4 to 5 minutes on the other side. Allow them to cool slightly before eating.



You can use them as you would a hamburger to make a yummy burger sandwich.

Enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. What temp do you set your griddle on?

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  2. I'm always game for another bean burger recipe...we're vegetarian and it's good to branch out!

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  3. Wow, these look delicious and very healthy. I will have to try them sometime. I had never even thought of making a bean burger. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

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  4. Sounds good! I like vegetarian 'burgers'--now if only I could get my hubby to try them:)
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  5. These are going on the menu for dinner next week. They look absolutely yummy! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  6. Found your blog somewhere on the internet and LOVE it! We are vegan in my household and so far ALL of your recipes I have been able to vegan-ize. Thank you! We're also doing a 2 week menu plan which has saved us tons of money and time! Now if only my garden was as great as yours! Thanks again for a great blog!!!!

    Sue

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  7. These are awesome! I am always looking at different bean burgers and ways to implement beans in our diet. I made your laundry soap recipe today and have been sharing with the women of our church and in my family. I wouldn't be surprised if you see a few of us from Texas show up on your blog!
    Blessings in Jesus, \o/ always praising, Vicki

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