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These chickpea burgers are the best meat-free burger you’ll have on your barbecue all summer!
For those of you who are plant-based or even just looking to reduce your overall meat consumption, these chickpea burgers are a fabulous replacement for a traditional meat-based burger.
These delicious patties are easy to make with a food processor and can be frozen for quick and easy access during a busy week. You can throw these on the grill frozen, and they won’t leave you with a mushy mess in the middle like some meatless burgers. Because who wants mush in their burger? Am I right?
Why You Want To Make These Chickpea Burgers
- An excellent plant-based alternative to meat-based burgers.
- Easy to cook on the grill
- They freeze well for up to 4 months if wrapped well.
- Can also be cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven.
- Never mushy in the middle.
- Won’t fall apart during cooking.
- An excellent flavor you can taste before you even cook the finished patties! (Because you know you’ll try the mix in your processor. I sure did!)
Why Go Plant-Based?
Despite all the hoopla around low-carb diets at the moment, there is overwhelming scientific proof that a plant-based diet is an incredibly healthy approach to nutrition. While holes can be found in any study, the combined results of all these plant-based studies make it pretty hard to ignore the fact that including more plants in your eating plan is never a bad idea.
These burger patties are filled with fiber, protein, and plenty of vitamins and minerals.
More Healthy Burger Recipes
- 3 tbsp. ground flaxseed
- 6 tbsp. water
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas (canned, rinsed and drained, or home cooked)
- ½ cup minced red onion
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup whole grain bread crumbs
- 2 tbsp. chickpea flour
- 2 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. dried parsley
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. tamari
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it’s about half way to a smooth mush. You want some smooth mush and some chunks, like this:
- Measure ½ cup scoops and form them into patties.
- You can freeze them now by freezing them flat on a cookie sheet and then transferring to a food storage container, or you can continue and cook them.
- To take them, preheat the oven to 400 F. and bake for 20-30 minutes.
- You can also grill them or fry them. Whichever you prefer.
- Build your burger and enjoy!
Recipe from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted 6/17/18.