* Warning* Do not tease your carnivore husband by telling him you are having "burgers" for dinner tonight! I knew better than to tell my husband we were having a meatless dinner tonight; that scares him to death! He sat down to this tempting burger, waiting for greasy goodness, but was met with...beans??
Don't get me wrong, these were good, but they're no burger "fake-out". Once my hubby got it through his head that these are not made of beef, he was able to say they were good. The fact that my 2 year old son, who doesn't typically eat dinner, ate his and half of his sister's, makes this a keeper in my book.
CHICKPEA AND WALNUT BURGER
recipe from Taste of Home Aug/Sept 2009 Makes 4-5 burgers
1/2 C. dry bread crumbs
1/2 C. chopped walnuts
1 medium carrot, shredded
1/3 C. crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1/4 C. coarsely chopped onion
1/4 C. Greek olives (I used black olives)
4 sprigs fresh parsley, stems removed
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed & drained
Sauce of choice (recommended tzatziki sauce, but I used "fry" sauce)
In a food processor, combine first 11 ingredients; cover and pulse until blended, but slightly chunky. Add chickpeas; pulse until chopped. Refrigerate at least 45 minutes.
Shape chickpea mixture by 2/3 cupfuls into patties. Coat fry pan or grill rack with cooking spray. Set heat to medium, cook burgers covered for 4-5 minutes per side. Serve on buns with toppings.