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Garbanzo Bean Burgers

 Garbanzo Bean Burgers
“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
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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Garbanzo Bean Burgers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 burger (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 346 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 641 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 15 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.