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Homemade Chickpea Burgers Recipe

chickpea burgers

Veggie Burger Recipe

These homemade chickpea burgers are infused with Mediterranean flavors of olives, feta cheese, red onion, garlic, and oregano. Say no to boring veggie burgers and yes to these tasty treats. Try 'em and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

Tasty Homemade Chickpea Burgers Recipe

Ingredients
(Makes 6 Vegetarian Burgers)
Time: 45 Minutes

  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice


  • 1 cup water


  • 2 (16 ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained


  • 1 red bell pepper, halved and seeded


  • 1 red onion, quartered


  • 1/2 cup sliced olives


  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled


  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • 1 egg


  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing


  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano


  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley


  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt


  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (or as needed)


  • 6 whole wheat buns (crusty ciabatta flatbread or pita pockets work well too)


  • Directions for Grilled Chickpea Veggie Burgers

    In a small saucepan over high heat, bring the brown rice and water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the water has been absorbed (45 to 50 minutes).

    Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat (450 degrees F) and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil.

    Drain, rinse, and dry-off chickpeas. Don't skip this step it can make the difference between a veggie burger that sticks together or falls apart.

    In a medium bowl, mash chickpeas with a fork or masher until thick and pasty.

    In a food processor, add the red bell pepper, red onion, olives, and garlic. Pulse until everything is finely chopped. Strain this mixture through a fine strainer to remove excess water then add it to the mashed beans and mix well.

    Place the cooked brown rice and feta cheese in the food processor and process until combined. Stir this mixture into the chickpea burger mixture.

    In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, Italian dressing, oregano, parsley, garlic salt, and pepper. Mix this into the chickpea mixture.

    Stir in the bread crumbs, adding additional bread crumbs as needed until the mixture is sticky and holds together. With a light touch form into 6 large veggie burger patties and place on prepared sheet of aluminum foil.

    Lightly oil grill grate and place prepared sheet of aluminum foil with burgers on the grate. Grill these chickpea burgers 20 minutes, covered, flipping once half-way through.

    You can also bake these veggie burgers on a baking sheet at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes, flipping once half-way through.

    These chickpea burgers are perfect topped off with just some fresh spinach leaves and extra feta cheese inside whole wheat buns, pita pockets, or with crusty ciabatta flatbread.

    Try 'em with a side of our Italian marinated grilled vegetable kabobs.


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