Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers

Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers


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About this recipe: These chickpea burgers are a delicious vegetarian alternative to beefburgers. This recipe makes 12 small or 6 large burgers.

Linda S. Gibson

Serves: 12 

  • 1 1/2 (400g) tins chickpeas
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme, or to taste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 75g (3 oz) dried breadcumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:3hr40min  ›  Ready in:3hr55min 

  1. Working in small batches, in a blender or food processor, purée the chickpeas until the mixture is a paste. Add onions, thyme, salt and pepper to the mixture; mix well. Add breadcrumbs and egg; mix well.
  2. Form the chickpea mixture into burgers.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry burgers until each side is golden brown.

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Reviews (8)


Something else. I think the 3 hours cooking time might be a misprint! They did take about 15mins to make, but if I fryed them for that long there would be nothing left. For new cooks, just fry until golden brown. - 19 Oct 2010


Used different ingredients. I added some cooked quinoa for a better texture, it worked well and was very popular, even with the carnivours - 05 Jun 2011


Used different ingredients. These are a godsend for a vegetarian! I would certainly NOT recommend all the bread. Used breadcrumbs and ran out. Thank god, next time I'll use less than that. Very good, just too "stuffingish". Otherwise I great idea. Also, 1/8 tsp thyme was more than enough for me. thanks - 24 Jul 2008

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