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Garbanzo Bean Burgers Recipe

Garbanzo Bean Burgers Recipe

“These meatless burgers are totally awesome. I think I’d rather have one than any cheeseburger at a restaurant. They really rock!” Need we say more? —Berea Rider, East Point, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 6 slices reduced-fat process American cheese product
  • Dill pickle slices, fat-free mayonnaise and ketchup, optional


  • 1. Place the beans, water and lemon juice in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the bread crumbs, egg and seasonings and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook patties in oil in batches for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve on buns with cheese. Top with pickle slices, mayonnaise and ketchup if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 346 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 641mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 15g protein

Reviews for Garbanzo Bean Burgers

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Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"My anti - veggie kids each ate 2 for dinner! We told them it was chicken. They loved it."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"I make these frequently. They are inexpensive, quick, and taste wonderful."

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"I make these for my husband and myself all the time. We add a little mozzarella (about 1/3 cup) into the mix which moistens the burger. Sometimes we top it with marinara sauce instead of the usual burger toppings for an Italian twist."

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"These are delicious!! Yes they are small, only 2.4 ounces each (per patty). So I doubled one for my husband. He said he didn't miss the meat, I am a vegetarian so I never miss the meat. Few changes, I used 2 egg whites vs. one whole egg, I used whole wheat bread crumbs, I doubled the garlic powder (only because I love garlic). Will definitely make again (super quick recipe)."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"opps! I meant 'slider'!!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"Made these for lunch today and made them 'silder' size! Excellent meatless burger!"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"The beans smelled horrible in the food processor, but the burgers were delicious once made."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"These were a great vegetarian burger. I added a little more garlic powder, some salt and two fresh cloves of garlic to the mixture."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"The second time I made these I used 2 eggs instead of one & added some olive oil. They held together much better, just not quite as healthy."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"These are really good - I didn't miss the meat. Easy to make, cheap, and healthy - works for me!"

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"Surprisingly tasty"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"I was so excited to try this recipe, but the burgers just didn't turn out good at all. They were easy to make but ended up very dry and flavorless despite the spices."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"These have a really good flavor. The taste reminds me of a seasoned chicken patty. The texture is a little different for a burger, though-- more on the mushy side."

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"These burgers are without a doubt THE BEST burgers anyone could EVER eat!!!!!!! TRY THESE!!! You will NEVER miss the meat. I PROMISE YOU!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.