Recipe by the_cookie_lady
This is a Rachael Ray recipe that I've been dying to try. I love the taste of chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) and they are so full of protein and good things. You can also spice it up a bit with a few dashes of ground cumin, curry powder, or cayenne pepper in the chickpea mixture.
Top Review by sammitypes
Delicious! Substitute Panko for the breadcrumbs and ditch the cheddar cheese (they are so good you really don't even need it) to cut the calories pretty much in half. by my calculations you get then, for one burger, 9 g fat 53 g cholesterol 150mg sodium 37g carb 4.5g fiber 6g protein and this is using the hamburger buns... eat it on a bed of lettuce to cut even more calories =D And idk if the optional ingredients are included in the nutrition... so this is actually a very low calorie meal. all in all, delicious! I put honey mustard, ketchup and hummus on mine (chickpea bonanza i guess!) and ate it on a bed of mesclun
- 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
- 2⁄3 cup packed fresh flat leaf parsley
- 2⁄3 cup breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 4 hamburger buns
- Dijon mustard, for serving (optional)
- ketchup, for serving (optional)
- mayonnaise, for serving (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a food processor, pulse the chickpeas, green chiles, and parsley until finely chopped.
- Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and stir in the bread crumbs and salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir in the egg and form the mixture into 4 patties, each about 2/3" thick.
- In a large skillet or grill pan, heat the oil over medium-low heat.
- Cook the burgers for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for 3 minutes more.
- Top the patties with the cheese slices for the last minute of cooking.
- Serve the cheeseburgers on the hamburger buns with your choice of optional toppings.