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Quick Chickpea Burger

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Deb will be making a variant of the classic hamburger, great if you have vegetarian friends coming over: the chickpea burger.
Ingredients
  Chickpeas 500 Gram
  Shallots 1 Medium
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Eggs 2 Medium
  Mustard 2 Teaspoon
  Bread slices 2 Medium
  Salt To Taste
For serving
  Burger buns 8 Medium
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, slice
  Mayonnaise 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1. Put the chickpeas in a food processor along with shallot, garlic, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons of mustard, some grated ginger some sandwich bread, salt and pepper process for a few seconds. Remove 3 spoonfuls of the mixture and keep it aside in a separate bowl.
2. Process the remaining mixture until even consistency perfect. Once done blend the 2 mixtures together stir well.
3. If you want the traditional stripes on the patty, use a grill pan, put it on the heat until very hot. Make the patties in the meantime. Take a spoonful of chickpea mixture and shape into a patty. Make them as evenly shaped as possible.
4. When the pan is hot, arrange the patties and fry until golden brown on both sides.

SERVING
5. Spread the mayonnaise on each side of the buns, the salad followed by patty. Top with tomato and other half of bun and serve.

TIPS
If you are using dried chickpeas soak them for at least 10-12 hours.

For canned chickpeas add a couple of tablespoons of breadcrumbs, because canned chickpeas are a bit watery and the addition of breadcrumbs will absorb the moisture

NOTES
This recipe is great not only for vegetarians, but also to get your kids to eat legumes, since they're usually a little bit reluctant.

Legumes and chickpeas in particular are high in calories

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 522 Calories from Fat 157

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g28%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g9.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 56.3 mg18.8%

Sodium 479.6 mg20%

Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.4%

Dietary Fiber 12.9 g51.5%

Sugars 11.3 g

Protein 20 g39.3%

Vitamin A 7.8% Vitamin C 11.5%

Calcium 16.1% Iron 32.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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