Vegetarian Chickpeas Burger


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My sister loves burger. However, as a family we wanted to cut down on red meat so I have been looking for some healthy and tasty vegetarian alternative for us to try. Through my search I came across this diabetic friendly chickpeas burger at Diabetes Forecast Magazine. This came out to be even better because my parents are diabetic, so I can make it for them as well. Hope you enjoy this healthy vegan recipe. The recipe makes 4 burgers with 15 minutes preparation time and 15 minutes cooking time. Happy reading.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoon of minced celery
  • 2 tablespoon of minced red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoon of curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Pinch of ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups of canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups of bread crumbs

Instructions:

  1. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the celery, red pepper, parsley, and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the curry powder, salt, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne and remove the skillet from the heat.
  5. Puree the chickpeas in a food processor or blender. Pulse until you have a coarse puree, adding a little water if necessary. In a mixing bowl, combine the chickpea puree, the vegetable mixture, and the bread crumbs and mix well.
  6. Form the chickpea mixture into 4 patties. Heat the remaining oil in a heavy skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat. Add the patties to the skillet and cook for 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  7. Serve the burger patties as you prefer.
  8. Enjoy.

Each patty has 225 calories with 8 g of total fats (1.2 g saturated fat), 33 g of carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 0 mg of cholesterol, 345 mg sodium, 230 mg potassium, 6 g protein, and 105 mg phosphorous. This is a great, healthy meal to serve to kids as well. Please let me know much you love much this vegan, burger.

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