What is one to do with 1 avocado, a can of beans, some leftover salad and a few slices of cheese? Run out to buy some fresh whole grain rolls and make Bean Burgers!!! DUH!!!!
I always thought I could give up red meat if it weren’t for the summertime barbecues, because if there is one thing I love to treat myself to in the summer are cheeseburgers. Now I can eat burgers guilt free by making bean burgers and I promise you folks.. they don’t taste much different than beef and they are soo much better for you!!
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First, finely chop onion, cilantro and rosemary together to create the ultimate “kick” in this burger (You can chop with a knife or use a food processor, but the food processor will save you a lot more time).
You want to get a consistency like this! Whatever would I do without my food processor!?!?!
Take patties out of fridge, heat oil in large skillet and cook patties for 8 minutes in skillet (4 minutes on each side). The reason why we cook the patties in a skillet before we bring them to a grill is to keep the patties from falling a part on the grill.
I added kale chips for my healthy friends (stay tuned on how to easily make kale chips in a near future post) and baked Maryland style waffle fries. What makes it “Maryland style” is that the fries were seasoned with Old Bay. Enjoy this juicy Chickpea Burger! Want to make it even less guilt free? Nix the bun and fries and add more kale chips 🙂