Vegan Chickpea Burgers

by Nicole on May 26, 2010

Is anyone else’s week a day off? I just keep thinking it’s Thursday and yesterday was Wednesday, so I need to remember what day it really is. I just can’t get it straight. 

I am having one of those morning where I really need to get to work, so I’m going to keep this short. I had some leftovers in the fridge from dinner on Monday, so I thought about what I could make with them. My leftovers were of brown rice, quinoa and chickpeas. I didn’t make the entire bag of chickpeas into hummus so I had about 2 cups leftover.  Since I’ve been doing different types of veggie and bean burgers I decided to give another one a whirl. 

Chickpeas and garlic
add veges
now add some oats

Chickpea Patties 
based on a recipe from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan

1/2 red onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
5 button mushrooms, chopped
1 1/2- 2 cups raw spinach
2 cups chickpeas
1 cup brown rice
1 cup quinoa (you can use 2 cups of either brown rice or quinoa if you’d like)
3/4 cups oats
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tsp fresh thyme (or 3/4 tsp dried)
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce (use vegan worcestershire sauce to keep vegan or just leave out if you want it to be vegan) 
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

1. Saute red onion, carrot and mushrooms with one tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat.  
2. Meanwhile combine chickpeas, worcestershire, soy sauce, thyme, sea salt, black pepper and garlic clove in food processor. 
3. Add sauteed veges and raw spinach to food processor and combine.
4. Add brown rice and quinoa and mix again. 
5. Put ingredients into a large bowl and add oats. Mix well to combine. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to help combine.
6. Shape into patties and cook on medium heat. Brown on both sides (about 4 minutes a side). 

Chickpea patty with spinach salad, cabbage and soy-catash stir fry and low and slow potatoes

What is your favorite way to enjoy burgers, meatless or not? 
I love eating mine with sweet potatoes or a simple salad.
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Jessica (Healthy Exposures) May 26, 2010 at 7:06 am

My week is alll messed up, too – I think since I worked yesterday.
These look awesome! I think the chickpea bug has been floating around blog world lately, haha. I went through three cans last week!
These look awesome, though – never would have thought to add quinoa! Sounds right up my alley :)

I don't know my fav way for a veg burger! Probably over a salad – sometimes with bean burgers bread starts to overpower it, but I still can't give up my delicious bread sometimes :P


Estela @ Weekly Bite May 26, 2010 at 7:18 am

This looks delicious! I really need to start making my own bean burgers :)


Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen May 26, 2010 at 7:44 am

Today is the last day of school for my boys, so it kind of feels like Friday to me. I am torn about summer. I look forward to not rushing everywhere, but I know there will be no peace for a couple of months. Your burgers look delicious! I love mine on a salad!


Simply Life May 26, 2010 at 7:48 am

wow, I love how you can just whip these up from leftovers! impressive!


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy May 26, 2010 at 7:58 am

The bean patties look great! I just made some with chickpeas not too long ago but I like the idea of using quinoa. Thanks!


Kat May 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

Mu hubby had the worst time yesterday…he swore it was thursday. He kept forgetting the week had just begun! I really love black bean burgers. I have a fettish for black beans lol and I like to have mine with carrot fries!


Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly May 26, 2010 at 11:28 am

I love burgers…all kinds! But my favorite is just a plain jane meat patty, ketchup and a bun. No frills…that's it! YUM!


Lindsay @ May 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Burgers with lots of ketchup and onions are the best. I actually like all burgers..meat or meatless..doesn't matter to me!


leesespeeces May 26, 2010 at 2:06 pm

i love salmon burgers the best! Perfect meal is any burger with a side of baked sweet potato fries and ketchup.

Reply May 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm

yes this week is all crazy for me…….love your burgers-YUM!


Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) May 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Those look great, I have been wanting to try them since seeing them in the EDBV cookbook! Thanks for sharing your version!


claudia lamascolo May 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm

love love love chickpea's and I have two bags cooked and ready to use… to try these sounds delish! have a great weekend!


Lindsay May 26, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Those look good! I need to try bean burgers, I haven't tried one before.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 26, 2010 at 7:33 pm

i love eating raw meat with a beer


seriously i never make vegan burgers b/c i dont like burgers, i.e. the vegan thing in me that just doesnt like them but i want to like them b/c yours and so many others look awesome!


Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 26, 2010 at 10:39 pm

If it makes you feel better, I have no concept of time at all right now! LOL With copious amounts of reading and 4 hour night classes, I am DONE

Those look AMAZING!! I love, love, love veggie burgers! I have never attempted making my own, but you inspire! Currently my fave are the Morningstar brand….I'd prefer one of yours!


Belinda @zomppa May 29, 2010 at 11:31 pm

All stuff I love! This is so going on my list as I try and seriously cut down on meat burgers!!


Anonymous July 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Um…you know worchester isn't Vegan, right? Its got anchovies in it. Wee fishies. Not a vegetable. Other than that, it looks really good.


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