Chickpea Burgers

If anyone has been following along you will know that I was eating pretty well for a while and was really proud of myself.  I was eating clean and feeling really good.  But I let life get in the way again and started to make some not so wise choices.  Things like burgers, fries, cookie dough ice cream…you know, the things that make me feel better momentarily, but are probably clogging my arteries before I even put it in my mouth.  Then after the high from the sugar and carbs is gone I feel guilty about what I just ate and ask myself why I ate it?

I told myself this week that enough is enough…I am an adult who makes my own choices and I need to stop making the wrong one’s when it comes to food.  I really am tired of food having this control over me.  Plus, I need to fit into a wedding dress in less than 3 months darn it!

I used to make this recipe often, but somehow forgot about it.  As I was looking for inspiration on healthy and flavorful recipes, I came across this one for chickpea burgers that I had found years ago.  I knew that it would be on my menu for the week!

Chickpea Burger with red pepper, green onion, cilantro, tomato, oregano, & bread crumbs

Chickpea Burgers

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano and chili powder
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 small or 1/2 a large tomato, chopped
  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp cilantro

Instructions

In a nonstick skillet, heat 1 tsp of olive oil over medium heat and cook garlic, onions, oregano, and chili powder for about 2 minutes. Then add pepper and tomato and cook for about 3 minutes.

In food processor, mix peppers with chickpeas. You will then add to a bowl and stir in bread crumbs and cilantro.

Using your hands, make 4 patties and place on plate.

Then heat the remaining oil over medium heat. Cook burgers for about 4 minutes on each side, then serve.

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Chickpea Burger with red pepper, green onion, cilantro, tomato, oregano, & bread crumbs

Chickpea Burger with red pepper, green onion, cilantro, tomato, oregano, & bread crumbs

Chickpea Burger with red pepper, green onion, cilantro, tomato, oregano, & bread crumbs

Chickpea Burger with red pepper, green onion, cilantro, tomato, oregano, & bread crumbs

Chickpea Burger with red pepper, green onion, cilantro, tomato, oregano, & bread crumbs

 

This really is such a great recipe that is healthy, flavorful, and filling!  I don’t know how I ever forgot about it :)

Comments

  1. Bambi says

    WOW, this looks like a delicious, and healthy, recipe. We love chick peas in various forms, so I will definitely try this. I would have never thought to use chick peas this way. Thanks for sharing.

    • 2 Bees in a Pod says

      Bambi-
      Please let us know what you think after you try this recipe. We love reader feedback!

      Vicki and Jennifer