Monday, December 27, 2010

Garbanzo Bean Burgers


This is an extremely simple and delicious burger. Top it with all your favorite veggies and enjoy!!

Serves 6
Printable Recipe

1 16 oz. can low sodium garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained - mashed
1 carrot, finely grated
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped finely
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
3 Tbsp. wheat flour
Salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (for cooking burgers in)

Mix all ingredients together (except oil for cooking burgers in). Form flat patties. Fry in oiled pan over medium heat on both sides until golden brown. Serve on a sprouted bun with lettuce, tomato & onion.

Garbanzo beans are one of the top plant sources of protein. A cupful gives a person 15 grams of protein.
Protein is needed for many functions in the body, including building muscle tissue.

Garbanzo beans are also one of the best non-meat sources of iron. A cup of garbanzo beans provides a person with 1/4 the iron needed for the day. Iron is very important for good health. Lack of iron can result in fatigue, anemia, and other health conditions.

Garbanzo beans are also excellent sources of manganese, folic acid, phosphorus, and copper. Pin It

7 comments:

  1. It looks great, but didn't you need a binder to hold it all together?

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  2. Shen, yes it helps to have a little wheat flour or tahini paste to hold the burgers together a little better. The tomato paste I added helps as well. Thank you for pointing that out:) I added the flour to the recipe.

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  3. I LOVE these types of meals! They are so satisfying to me!

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  4. This is making my mouth water, I must try at once! Love garbanzo beans anyway!

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  5. I love your recipes and I love that you always tell us why each food is important for our bodies. I come to your blog almost daily to learn something new or remember something I might have forgotten. Thanks!

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