Here we go with another recipe from my Weelicious list! While I often have a hard time eating whole beans because of the texture, once they are mashed up or pureed I am happy to indulge. Which makes these Garbanzo Burgers a great way to add more legumes to my diet. I first made this a few months back, pre-blog, but wanted to make it again so that I could get a photo for you all :). The burgers are so flavorful that you really can’t tell there are beans in there, they come together really easily, and they got rave reviews both times I made them (from hubby and me; the munchkin is still a bit skeptical). Plus, they are packed with healthy ingredients. In my home that make this recipe a winner, and I’m happy to have another vegetarian meal to add to the rotation.
I served them on a bun with avocado, tomato (a big tomato would have been better, but as you can see I only had grape tomatoes at home so those worked in a pinch!) and a lemon yogurt sauce. But feel free to take liberties – I’m sure there are tons of way these can be enjoyed!
adapted from Weelicious
1 15 Oz. Can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
1 Small Carrot, cut into chunks
1 Garlic Clove
1 Small Onion, cut into chunks
1 Tsp Salt
1/3 Cup Bread Crumbs
2 Tsp Sesame Seeds
Oil (up to 1 tbsp)
Place the first 6 ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Move mixture to a bowl and stir in bread crumbs and sesame seeds.
Heat oil in a large saute pan (or spray a large skillet) over medium heat. Place approximately 1/4 cup of the mixture in your hands (I used the 1/3 cup measure that was out for the bread crumbs and didn’t quite fill it), and form into a patty. Place on hot pan and repeat to make 8 patties.
Cook the patties for approximately 5 minutes on each side, reducing the heat when you flip them or if they are browning too quickly.
Makes 8 patties