Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chickpea Burgers

1 C chopped onions
1 C chopped celery
Salt, pepper
15 ounce can chick peas (garbanzo beans)
2-3 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons of each: Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, Balsamic vinegar and dried thyme
2 C cooked brown rice
¾ - 1 C oats

Saute onions and celery. Salt and pepper to taste.

Drop the whole garlic cloves in a whirling blender to get the best ever minced garlic. Add the chick peas, sauces and spices and whirl. Add the sautéed veggies and whirl. 
Add ½ of the rice and continue to whirl. 
In a big bowl add the remaining rice and the oats. Make a judgment about how much oatmeal to add- you want it firm, but not dry. Moist, but not wet….. They’re vegetables! Don’t fret!

Let them rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes – helps them firm up.

Form into patties, dredge in flour (or skip this step) and fry. Serve in pita bread. The flavor of this burger easily stood up to all the usual burger toppings – lettuce, tomato, condiments, etc. Enjoy this one!  

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