Chick Pea Burgers

These chick pea burgers are extremely easy to make, filling, high in fibre and low in fat! Everybody loves burgers, and vegetarian burgers can be just as tasty as meat ones. You can make 4 large burgers with this recipe, or 6 slightly smaller ones. The choice is yours.

These chick pea burgers are extremely easy to make, filling, high in fibre and low in fat! Everybody loves burgers, and vegetarian burgers can be just as tasty as meat ones. You can make 4 large burgers with this recipe, or 6 slightly smaller ones. The choice is yours.

Lynne and I are huge fans of burgers. 🙂

But, we don’t go for those nasty fast food ones. No, we like to make our own healthy ones. You can be sure to find plenty of other healthy burgers, being added, like these chick pea burgers, by checking out the burger recipe section regularly.

These chick pea burgers are extremely easy to make, filling, high in fibre and low in fat! Everybody loves burgers, and vegetarian burgers can be just as tasty as meat ones. You can make 4 large burgers with this recipe, or 6 slightly smaller ones. The choice is yours.

These chick pea burgers are an ideal, low cost alternative to meat burgers too and I find that generally tins of chickpeas are much cheaper. The burgers, once cooked are great for freezing too and can easily be re-heated in your oven.

Chick Pea Burgers
 
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These chick pea burgers are tasty extremely easy to make, filling, high in fibre and low in fat!
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • Low fat cooking spray
  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp. mild curry powder
  • 250g chestnut mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juice and finely grated zest
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1 x 410g can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 75g wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp. chopped coriander
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Wholemeal burger buns / rolls of your choice
Instructions
  1. Spray a large frying pan 5 times with the low fat cooking spray, sauté the onion and garlic until soft; adding drops of hot water should the mixture begin to stick.
  2. Add the curry powder and stir it in for 1 minute then add the mushrooms and lime juice and cook for about 5 minutes. Season to taste and set aside to cool.
  3. Mash up the chickpeas with a potato masher until broken up but still slightly chunky.
  4. Mix the chickpeas together with the cooled mushroom mixture and add the lime zest, breadcrumbs and chopped coriander.
  5. Shape the mixture into 4 or 6 burgers (depending on your burger roll size) and place them onto a lightly floured plate, cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Longer is better (4 – 6 hours) as the flavours will marinate more.
  6. Once ready to cook, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook burgers on each side until they are a golden colour.
Notes
All my recipes and conversions to U.S. measuring units can be found at my yummly page.

 

Chick Pea Burgers Nutrition Label

These chick pea burgers are extremely easy to make, filling, high in fibre and low in fat! Everybody loves burgers, and vegetarian burgers can be just as tasty as meat ones. You can make 4 large burgers with this recipe, or 6 slightly smaller ones. The choice is yours.

Place the chick pea burgers in burger buns / rolls of your choice with sliced tomatoes. I like to serve my burger with a tasty side salad of iceberg lettuce, cucumber and tomato and a little tomato ketchup and lighter mayonnaise relish on the side.

These chick pea burgers are extremely easy to make, filling, high in fibre and low in fat! Everybody loves burgers, and vegetarian burgers can be just as tasty as meat ones. You can make 4 large burgers with this recipe, or 6 slightly smaller ones. The choice is yours.

The dish provides you with 451 calories per chick pea burger, excluding the bun, and is certainly extremely filling; hence I find there is no need for any chips or potatoes to go with it! However, my wife does love her chips, so if you’re looking for a suggestion for that, sweet potato chips go perfectly with this!

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Comments

  1. neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

    Hi Whitney 🙂

    Thank you so much for taking the time to explore my site! I love your Sunny Citrus Smoothie recipe. 🙂

    Minnesota, your home is somewhere that we would love to visit one day!

  2. Neil, this recipe is fabulous, as are all of yours. I find it hard to convince Mr Manning to do without meat in any meal but I reckon this might do the trick! Might make it part of my Easter weekend.

    Keep it up, I love drooling over your blog.

    Ellen x

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Ellen! These chickpea burgers do have a really “meaty” taste about them, so if you get a chance to make them for Mr M, I’m really hoping that he likes them. 😀

      I was brought up in a Naval family where it was “meat and 2 veg” for most meals. I understand it’s not easy to transition to having more vegetarian options. But I must admit we do eat a lot more fish and vegetables now, it did take time though!

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