Garbanzo Bean Burgers

Garbanzo beans - also known as chickpeas - are an excellent source of protein. For best results, you will need to use a food processor or blender for this recipe.

447 calories | 60g carbs | 16g fat (3g sat fat) | 17g protein | 807mg sodium | 9g fiber | Serves 4

Ingredients

1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained

3 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 cup dry bread crumbs

1 large egg

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Dash crushed red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Optional toppings: Cheese slices, dill pickle slices, lettuce, sliced onion, sliced tomato

Instructions

Place the beans, water and lemon juice in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a large bowl.


Add the bread crumbs, egg and seasonings; mix well.


Shape into 4 patties.


In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook patties in oil in batches until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes on each side.


Serve on buns with desired toppings.


Source: Taste of Home

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