If you know, my recipes are easy, and this easy chickpea burger recipe is no different! I’ve wanted to make a chickpea burger, but honestly, I was extremely intimated. Where do I have even start? How will a chickpea become a burger?
Full disclosure: before I tried making a chickpea burger, I attempted a black bean burger, and it came out like garbage. It fell apart and didn’t taste good.
Misery loves company, I guess, and I decided to try making a chickpea burger instead. Maybe it would be different.
In New Jersey, my “thing” was going to diners. I don’t know if my “thing” is cooking and making new recipes in California, but I’ll keep doing it for now. With recipe blogging, I’ve quickly learned that you need to write a story for SEO for your recipes to be seen. The readers don’t care about why you are making this recipe; they want a recipe. BUT if you found this recipe, it’s probably because my random story about easy chickpea burgers was enough text to get me ranked in google results. So it’s a catch 22 of a random extra story of why I have made bean burger that you probably won’t read. Like my college papers that needed word counts, it’s just filler so enjoy.
So here we go. Why did I make this easy chickpea burger recipe?
My spouse wanted to try more meatless options. We’ve tried beyond burgers as well as several other meatless burgers (some better than others). We were ready to try making something ourselves. After our gross black bean burger fails, we decided to try again, but this time with a different bean. If I needed to go through all of the types of beans for a decent bean burger recipe, I would. Just kidding, there are about 400 different types of beans.
Why make this chickpea burger recipe?
- Minimal ingredients
- You want to try something meat-free
- Did I mention it was easy?
- Want to impress someone because it makes you look fancier than you are (or maybe just me)
Easy Chickpea Burger Recipe:
This is truly the easiest chickpea burger recipe out there. It has minimal ingredients and is nearly foolproof. As someone who is neither fancy nor a professional chef, if I can do it…so can you.
Easy Chickpea Burger Recipe
- 2 cans chickpeas
- 4 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 1 finely chopped onion
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1+2 tbsp olive oil
- Add olive oil to the frying pan. Add garlic and chopped onion. Fry until they are golden brown.
- Drain the can of chickpeas and add the chickpeas to a food processor. Then add cooked onions/garlic followed by cumin, flour and salt and pepper. Process until the batter is thick.
- Add flour onto a baking sheet (this is so it doesn't stick). Remove batter and create four balls. If you find your batter to stick, add more flour.
- Add 2 tbsp to the frying pan and cook each burger patty. It will take roughly 5-6 minutes on each side. I did all four at once. I cooked four 6 minutes each side until golden brown.
- Serve with your favorite burger buns and toppings. I chose lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
Easy Chickpea Burger Thoughts:
For me, this easy was a lot more fun and enjoyable than making a black bean burger. You may notice there is no egg in this recipe, and that is for a few reasons. A few people mentioned egg isn’t the best binder for any peas, plus if you are looking for a vegan or vegetarian chickpea burger, the egg makes it not. In my two different experiences: one with egg and one without, the flour makes a better binder for the bean recipe, and my bean burgers weren’t as runny and goopy.
I really like this bean burger recipe, and I’ll have it as a weekly staple in our house. It’s easy and doesn’t take a lot of time, plus it actually tastes good. Does this chickpea burger taste like a meat burger? Of course not, but it does taste good.
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Questions for you:
Have you ever tried or made a bean burger?
Do you like chickpeas?