Monday, September 23, 2013

Meatless Monday #28

Chickpea Burgers

After watching several YT videos, I decided to try making my own chickpea burgers.  Well, my first batch was a flop.  I did not add oatmeal or ground flax, and they stuck terribly to the frying pan. (I didn't think that those two ingredients would make a difference.  Boy, was I ever so wrong?  They looked so pitiful that I didn't bother to take a picture of them.) Anyway, my second batch was almost PERFECT! 

To make these, I chopped a half cup of celery and 1 clove of garlic.  Then, I rinsed and drained a can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans).  I blended the celery, garlic and chickpeas with a tablespoonful of Bragg's Amino and 1 teaspoonful of  olive oil.  (If you decide to give this recipe a try, season to taste.  The Bragg's along with the celery and garlic were enough seasoning for me.)

I poured this mixture into a bowl and mixed in about a tablespoonful of ground flaxseed and a half cup of oatmeal.  Then, I preheated some olive oil in a frying pan.

 
While the olive oil was heating, I formed the mixture into patties.  Then, I placed them into the frying pan and allowed them to cook until brown on one side before flipping them over to brown on the other side.

 
I enjoyed my burger between two slices of whole wheat bread with several slices of tomato, ketchup and mustard.  Delicious!

 
Some of the health benefits of consuming chickpeas are as follows:
digestive tract support
unique supply of antioxidants
decreased cardiovascular risks
better regulation of blood sugar
increased chances for satiety and reduced caloric intake
To see a detailed explanation of the above health benefits, go to The World's Healthiest Foods.

10 comments:

  1. Very interesting! Wonderful health benefits indeed Trinity Grace. Have a good week.

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    1. Thanks, Judy. You have a good week, also.

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  2. This looks so good! Bless you, sweet sister.

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  3. I don't know if you can call this a "burger" :) What a great way to introduce garbanzo beans into your diet, though! I don't think I ever eat them in anything but salads. Having them cooked sounds like a great way to change things up! Thanks for linking to Let's Get Real!

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    1. Ha !Ha! It is a great way to get garbanzo beans into the diet. I once put them in a vegetable lasagna. But, I didn't really like it.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I've never thought about making chick pea burgers. What a great idea. I'm not sure if I could get my kids to eat them, but I think I may have a new favorite here. I love the health benefits of chick peas so hummus is a staple in my house, but now I have something new to try. Thanks for sharing this recipe and its health benefits with all of our Let's Get Real readers. I bet I can get my daughter to try it at least. If not, I bet these would freeze pretty good and I would be set for a while for lunch. You've got my brain working again, my friend. Be well! Talk to you again soon.

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    1. These were delicious! And, they taste great as leftovers. Thanks for visiting!

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