Last week Elsie, the boyfriend and I went out to eat one night. And we just went to a restaurant that Caleb and I have been to many times before. It was just down the street from our apartment.
The old stand by, if you will.
But I thought I would try something different so I ordered their veggie burger.
Big surprise. The vegetarian orders a veggie burger.
But I had never had this one before, because it was made out of chick peas and I always thought it might be too...I don't know...not good.
Not that I don't like chick peas. Their lovely. They are the little friends who brings us great snacks like hummus or falafel. But a burger?
Obviously I loved it. As you can see from the photo above, I tried to make my own. And if you want to make your own your in luck, because I am not stingy with sharing my food loves. You're welcome.
Chick Pea Burgers. Makes around 6 medium to large patties.
Ingredients: 3 cans of chick peas (which are also called garbanzo beans) 1 small white onion, 1 spicy pepper (i forget the kind I used, it was from my dad's garden, and it was skinny and red if that helps), 2-3 garlic nubs, 2 eggs, bread crumbs (2 slices of toast chopped up) and salt and pepper to taste.
First, finely chop the onion and garlic. Take the seeds and "veins" (gross, right?) out the the pepper and chop him up too. In a blender or food processor blend together 2 cans of rinsed chick peas, eggs, onion, garlic, and the pepper. You don't need to liquefy it, just blend it together. Pour this mixture into a bowl and add in the remaining can of rinsed and roughly chopped chickpeas, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix together by hand and then divide and shape into patties. I don't use all of them at once so I wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze them until I am hungry.
Which is usually about an hour later.
I'm a growing girl.
Well, I used to be anyway.