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Easy, Vegan, Budget Friendly Chickpea Burgers- Kid Approved!

My son doesn't like chickpeas so trying this was a bit of a risk but it worked out great and he actually liked them. He asked for seconds and had one for lunch the next day. This never happens! So this recipe is a keeper.

Easy Vegan Budget Friendly Chickpea Burgers

I don't typically make burgers of any kind but recently we have become fans of the beyond burger at A&W. It's nice to have the option of using a drive through but the burgers are pretty expensive and they don't fill us up at all. The burgers leave me feeling a bit off and the baby is fussy the next day so he is getting something in the milk that doesn't agree with his little tummy. I love the convenience though. It's a whole new thing for us and I am grateful that more companies have options for vegans.

I was originally going to make black bean burgers but I didn't have any black beans. The only pulse I had on hand was chickpeas. I wasn't really planning ahead so the whole recipe is based on what happened to be available that day. The recipe makes 8 burgers and only costs a few dollars to make.

What You Need:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 onion, cut into chunks

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (+1/8 to 1/4 cup more if too wet)

  • a little flour for dusting

  • a few tbsp oil for frying

What To Do:

  1. Add the first 5 ingredients to a food processor and pulse until combined. Scrape the sides as needed.

  2. Add the bread crumbs and pulse to combine. Add more if the mixture seems too wet.

  3. Divide into 8 even sections. Flour your hands and a plate. Form into 8 patties.

  4. Add about a 1-2 tablespoons of oil to a non-stick frying pan and heat on medium-high. Once the pan is hot, carefully add the patties and fry for a few minutes. Flip them gently and fry the other side. Both sides should have browned a bit. If frying in batches, add a bit more oil for each new batch.

  5. Serve with buns and any toppings or condiments you like.

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