Here’s a recipe that’s budget friendly, figure friendly, and kitchen friendly!
Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers
One 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2/3 cup packed flat leaf parsley leaves
2/3 cup breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 slices of cheddar cheese, optional
4 hamburger buns
Ketchup, mustard, etc. for serving
1. In a food processor, pulse the chickpeas and parsley until finely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and stir in the bread crumbs and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the egg and form the mixture into 4 patties, each about 2/3 inch thick.
2. In a large skillet (or in your Forman Grill), heat the oil over medium heat. Cook the burgers for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for three minutes more. Top with cheese and let cook one more minute.
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