By reader’s request, here is our Veggie Burger recipe!
These are a favorite at our house. The kids like them **almost** as much as they like beef burgers. They are very satisfying when you are craving a burger but don’t have ground beef on hand! Plus, being made out of beans, they are very inexpensive!
(I double this recipe for my family!)
2 1/2 cups cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas). They can be canned or cooked from dried. You can even used sprouted beans. You’d just need to steam the sprouted beans until tender.
4 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1 onion, chopped
Grated zest of one large lemon
1 cup micro greens or sprouts
1 cup toasted bread crumbs (I use panko)
2 tablespoon olive oil or butter for frying
Place the beans, eggs, salt and pepper in a food processor. Process until the mixture is chopped, but still chunky.
Pour into a mixing bowl and add all other ingredients except oil. Let it sit for a few minutes (about 10 minutes or so) so that the panko soaks up the liquid.
Using your hands form 10-12 patties that are about 1/2 inch thick.
Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add patties a few at a time. You don’t want to overcrowd the pan or the burgers will “steam” rather than fry. Fry for about 7-10 minutes on each side until the outside is brown and crispy.
Place directly on a bun (we make our own!) and dress like a burger: lettuce, tomato, pickles, peperoncini, avocado, mustard, mayo, etc.
(Adapted from this original recipe.)