An Attempt at a Vegan Garbanzo Burger

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Flush with my success at a quinoa and kidney bean burger, I decided to turn to garbanzos because I had a ton of them in the fridge.  Time for experimentation!

Homemade Garbonzo Veggie Burgers
Leftover chickpeas and veggies to make burgers

This is how I made them:

1. Take 4 tablespoons of garbanzos.  Mash them until relatively smooth.

Start with 4 tablespoons of garbanzos
Start with 4 tablespoons of garbanzos
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Mash them up until all the big pieces are gone

2. Mince a clove of garlic.  Mix it in.

3.  Take 2 tablespoons of steamed vegetables.  Chop them into small pieces.

Mashed veggies can make the base of any vegan burger
Mash the veggies


4. Mix the all three together.

5. Form into patties.

Four garbanzo veggie burgers for dinner
Mix up and form into patties

6. Microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on one side.  Then flip.  Microwave for another 1 1/2 minutes.

Vegan Garbanzo Veggie Burger for dinner
Garbanzo burger all cooked and ready to eat!

Serve on bread or bun with your favorite condiment.

Vegan Garbanzo Burger and Chips make a meal
Vegan burger, veggies, and veggie chips…dinner is served!


Now, I said this was an attempt.  I was pleased with the burger that night.  It held together for the most part.  It tasted good, too.

But, it didn’t save in the fridge well.  The next night I pulled out the zipper bag of burgers.  Well, it looked more like garbanzo scramble.  There was no burger about it.

I didn’t throw it away.  I poured the crumbs over toasted bread and made a sandwich of it.

I will have to rethink this one.  Maybe I should add grain to the mixture like my quinoa and kidney bean burgers.   Back to the kitchen!

Meanwhile, try some recipes from these vegan burger cookbooks!



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