8. Chickpea Burger

Instead of rolling through the drive-thru, consider making a homemade, “real” version of a burger. You’ll get all the taste with none of the awful health risks of chomping down on beef.
Instead of rolling through the drive-thru, consider making a homemade, “real” version of a burger. You’ll get all the taste with none of the awful health risks of chomping down on beef.

Serves 5

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas, mashed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large white onion
  • 2 hot peppers (or 1 jalapeno)
  • 2 scallions
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 3 tbsp ground oats
  • Buns, avocado, tomato, red onion, and lettuce for garnish
Directions:

In a saucepan over medium heat, add the chopped onion, peppers, garlic and scallions as well as the cumin, coriander, paprika, salt and pepper to 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook until the onion is translucent.

Drain and mix the chickpeas. In a medium bowl mash them with a fork or hands until broken down a bit, but not pasty like hummus. You can remove the skin of each chickpea if you want, but it really doesn’t make much of a difference in the end.

Add the onion mixture to the chickpeas and mix thoroughly. Add the ground oats to help bind the mixture together.

Form burger sized shapes from the mixture and place on an oiled baking dish. Drizzle the tops of the burgers with olive oil before baking at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 25 minutes.

Serve in a bun with lettuce, onion, tomato and avocado.

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