Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Vegan Veggie Burgers

Memorial Day is always full of picnics and cookouts. We had/are having 3! On Sunday we had a church picnic and instead of the traditional burgers we whipped up some chick pea burgers. These are vegan and based on a recipe I found from TreeHugger.com. This recipe makes 8 delicioso burgers

Chickpea Burgers
aka Garbanzo Bean Burgers

4 tsp vegetable oil
3 green onions (including tops) chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
2 cup diced sweet red and/or green pepper
Half tomato, chopped
2 cans (30 oz total) chick-peas drained and rinsed
2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tbsp cilantro or parsley, chopped

In nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat and cook onions, garlic, oregano and chili powder, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add red pepper and tomato. Cook, stirring for about 5 minutes or until pepper is tender and liquid is evaporated.

In food processor, mix pepper mixture with chick-peas; transfer to bowl. Stir in bread crumbs, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste until well combined. Pressing firmly, shape into burgers.

On the grill or in nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat and cook burgers for 4 minutes on each side or until heated through.


Radiantsun said...

Thank you SO MUCH for this! I'm going to try them tonight!

nikolem2 said...

No pic? :-(

Karen said...

i'm totally making these.

jenny mae. said...

i knew i'd get busted on not posting a picture! i accidentally took the card out and so the photos are on the digital camera not the memory card. i have no idea how to get the photos from the internal part of the camera to the card and then onto the computer. i was so bummed!