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Pureed chickpeas, seasoned with the characteristic flavors of falafel, make excellent veggie burgers. We use a two-stage method for cooking the patties, first browning them in a skillet and then finishing them in the oven. Garnish the burgers with tzatziki or tahini sauce (see associated recipes), pickled red onions, lettuce and tomatoes.

Source: Eatingwell.com, September 2018

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place onion, garlic, jalapeño and cilantro (or parsley) in a food processor and pulse until uniformly chopped. Add chickpeas, cumin, coriander, baking soda and salt. Process until well combined. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in breadcrumbs. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. (This allows the breadcrumbs to absorb excess moisture.)

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Using generous 1/3 cup per patty, form the chickpea mixture into four 3-inch-diameter patties.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook until golden and crispy, about 4 minutes per side. Carefully transfer the patties to a baking sheet; bake until heated through and slightly puffed, about 15 minutes. Serve the patties on buns.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger
267 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 42.6g; dietary fiber 8.2g; sugars 4.8g; fat 7g; saturated fat 0.9g; vitamin a iu 225.7IU; vitamin c 5.1mg; folate 85.6mcg; calcium 92.4mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 66.8mg; potassium 361.4mg; sodium 507.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

2 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat, 1/2 lean protein, 1/2 vegetable

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