Ultimate Garbanzo Veggie Burgers

Ultimate Garbanzo Veggie Burgers
Created By: Moscow Food Co-op
Use: Pedrosillano Garbanzo Beans, York Garbanzo Beans
Yields: 6-8 patties
Vegetarian, 30-minutes or less, Hearty, Kid-approved

Ultimate Garbanzo Veggie Burgers
Recipe and photo courtesy of Moscow Food Co-op's Beet Box

2 cups cooked York or Pedrosillano garbanzo beans (about 1 cup dried)

3 eggs

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1 small yellow onion, chopped

½ teaspoon lemon zest

1 cup alfalfa sprouts, chopped

1 cup bread crumbs

1 Tablespoon olive oil

In a food processor, combine the cooked garbanzos, eggs, and salt. Puree until the mixture is the consistency of a very thick, slightly chunky hummus.

Pour into a mixing bowl and stir in the cilantro, onion, lemon zest, and sprouts.

Add the breadcrumbs, stir, and let sit for a couple of minutes, so the crumbs can absorb some of the moisture.

At this point, you should have a moist mixture that you can easily form into patties. If the mixture seems a bit dry, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture is moist.

Brush your grill with oil and cook for 6-8 minutes on each side.

Note from Moscow Food Co-op:
We topped our burgers with local arugula, tangy goat cheese and creamy Greek yogurt. Sandwiched between a made-from-scratch bun from our co-op, this is a veggie burger even meat eaters will dig!

You'll find our York and Pedrosillano garbanzo beans in the bulk department of Moscow Food Co-op.

For more delicious recipes from Moscow Food Co-op, visit The Beet Box.