Spicy Chickpea Burgers

Spicy Chickpea BurgersI have to say this is my new favorite veggie burger.  We had a long over due barbeque at our house the other day and I made these spicy chickpea burgers for it along with some traditional burgers. The veggie burgers were gone first and left me wishing I had made more.  I got asked for the recipe a couple of times so here is the post friends.  I like that they have a little texture to them and aren’t as mushy as a lot of  veggie burgers tend to be. This recipe comes from Oh She Glows.  I slightly adapted it but the credit goes to her.  I also made one of her chocolate tortes for the party.  I didn’t like it initially before I had frozen it.  So I ended up complicating my life and not serving the torte and making a whole new dessert, why do I do that to myself!  After the party I tried a bite of the cake and decided I liked it frozen.  I know right!!  Friends,come over and help me finish this cake please….. so I don’t eat the whole thing by myself!

Here is the ingredient list for the burgers:

Spicy Chickpea Burgers Ingredients

I used barley instead of brown rice from the original recipe.  I loved the texture that barley gave them but brown rice would work too.

I pulsed the chickpeas in the food processor to get them really mashed.  I chopped the veggies and onion by hand and added them after pulsing the whole mixture just a little bit.  This gives it the best texture.  If you put everything in unchopped and process it in the food processor they turn out a little mushy.

Spicy Chickpea Burgers - Making Patties

I put the burgers together a few days before and baked them  for a little bit and stored them in the fridge.  I pulled them out the day of the party and grilled them.

Spicy Chickpea Burgers - Making Patties

It helps to get your hands wet.  The dough doesn’t stick to your hands as much.

Skye Eating Chickpeas

Skye hung out with us munching on garbanzo beans, which by the way are the best finger food for babies, while we put together the burgers.

Spicy Chickpea Burgers

Update:Barley is 1 1/4 C not 1/2 C—typo sorry August 26th


Whats your favorite veggie burgers?

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5 Responses to Spicy Chickpea Burgers

  1. Diane says:

    so the barley or rice is cooked.??? Correct? One can also add your cilantro lime brown rice in the mix, which I tried and really like with the Cafe Rio black beans.

    • desiree says:

      Diane-so sorry I will clarify in the post, the rice is cooked. I haven’t tried adding the cilantro lime rice, it sounds good though. Let us know how they turn out. I would probably add more cilantro instead of the parsley in the burgers to go along with the rice? Just a thought. I love that rice too.

  2. Becky says:

    I found your blog through Melissa’s carnival email. Glad to find it and this recipe looks like one I would love! Thanks.

    • desiree says:

      Becky- I just went to your website and I LOVE how clean it is. We love these burgers, I like them better with barley they have more texture than the brown rice. Welcome to the blog!

  3. Nicole says:

    I love the flavor of these! I have been craving them since I made them the first time. But, both times I’ve had a hard time with them staying together. I tried baking them and then grilling them and they were fairly moist that way, but now that it’s colder, I tried pan frying them. They burnt on the bottom and fell apart on the top. Help! I love these, but I can’t figure out how to make them stay together. I finally just baked them tonight, but that dried them out.

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