Saturday, August 3, 2013

Veggie Burgers that Hold Their Shape AND have Flavor

I've been searching for a veggie burger recipe where the burgers would both hold their shape and have some flavor. These fit the bill!

  • 1 cup of dried chick peas, soaked overnight in 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • To taste:
    • Chiplote powder
    • Chili powder
    • Garlic powder
    • Salt
    • Black Pepper
    • Oregano

  • Drain chick peas
  • Pulse in blender until coarsely chopped
  • Add onion and spices
  • Pulse till well mixed
  • Mixture should hold together when formed into a ball
  • Don't don't want it too soft or it will fall apart when cooking!
  • Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, form into uniform patties. This mixture makes @7-8 patties this size.
  • Turn patties onto parchment on a plate and refridgerate until firm. I kept mine in the fridge overnight. 
  • To cook, put 3-4 tablespoons olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Heat the oil. 
  • Add patties, with enough space between them that you can flip them. 
  • Cook 2-3 minutes per side, till the sides get golden brown and slightly crispy.
  • When both sides are cooked, transfer to a baking dish and bake in the oven for another 7-9 minutes until firm and centers are cooked. 

These burgers were very tasty with fresh tomato, lettuce and ketchup.