Chickpea Burgers

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I found a bean burger recipe that my husband likes.  Big news.  He eats most everything I make, but, at times, I know he just does it because he loves me.  He is a wonderful sport and is game for any meal as long as it doesn’t involve ‘hot fruit or curry’ (his words).  Still, I know there are meals that I like a lot more than he does.  This one, however, he ate willingly.

I started with this recipe from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan:

Here is my version.

(Husband Approved) Chickpea Burgers

  • 2 tsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 c onion, chopped
  • 3/4 c celery, chopped
  • 1/4 c carrots, chopped
  • 2 c cooked chickpeas
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 c cooked brown rice
  • 3/4 c quick oats
  • 3-3 Tbsp grapeseed oil for frying
  1. Saute oil, onions, celery, carrots and garlic over medium heat for about 8 minutes, or until tender and fragrant.  Set aside
  2. Combine chickpeas, Worcestershire, tamari and salt and pepper to taste in a food processor.  Process until pureed.
  3. Add sauteed vegetables and 1 cup cooked rice to food processor and puree to mix well.
  4. Add remaining rice and pulse to incorporate, retaining some texture.
  5. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in oats.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from fridge and shape into patties.
  7. Fry in oil over medium heat until golden on each side.

These turned out really good.  They are quite savory with the Worcestershire and tamari.  The kids didn’t like them, probably because of the strong onion and Worcestershire flavor.  Conversely, because of the onion and Worcestershire, my husband really liked them.  He took them for lunch the next day mashed into a wrap with lettuce.  I cooked up the leftovers a few days later and, for the first time ever, he asked ‘do we have more of those chickpea burgers?’

I had to blog about it – my husband asking for chickpeas deserves to be written down for posterity.

Verdict – 2 adult thumbs up, 2 kid thumbs down.