Garbanzo Bean Burgers Recipe
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Garbanzo Bean Burgers Recipe

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“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
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Garbanzo Bean Burgers in Healthy Cooking October/November 2010, p57

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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backbaygirl User ID: 4811729 251833
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"I was skeptical that these would be as good as reviewers said. I was so wrong. They were delicious and a healthy alternative to a meat-based burger. Very filling too. Instead of making 6 patties, I made 4 larger ones w/ the recipe and they came out great. Very easy to make, inexpensive and a healthy, meatless meal."

polishweb User ID: 5119118 192196
Reviewed May. 26, 2014

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

taji User ID: 1459336 188894
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

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

csteve04 User ID: 3413037 110263
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."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 106668
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)."

l2bake User ID: 2030987 120517
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"opps! I meant 'slider'!!"

l2bake User ID: 2030987 174486
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

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

skybluepink11 User ID: 4093594 112368
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

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

cosmos1 User ID: 5649838 110257
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."

ericajo2001 User ID: 5000271 110256
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."

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