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Garbanzo Bean Burgers

What you need: 

2 cup cooked garbanzo beans, mashed
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1/4 small onion, minced
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons oil

What you do: 

Mix the ingredients (except oil) in a bowl. form 6 flat patties. Fry in oiled pan over medium-high heat until burgers are golden brown on each side.

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These were really great. They smelled divine and tasted awesome. ;)b

I made 4, not 6. Though I used oatmeal in place of the flour, so that may have contributed.

I also added a little olive oil to the mix to help it stick better before frying. Perhaps I’ll invest in some Enger-G egg replacer and give that a try as they still fell apart as bit, but went back together nicely.

Has anyone tried baking these? I think next time I’m going to give that a shot.


Good stuff-- a great alternative to highly processed, store-bought "burgers."

I subbed wheat bran for 1/4 cup flour and then still added a little flour because it made the patties hold together better. Used zucchini instead of onion... and added a lemon-pepper-garlic seasoning to it for a little kick.

One caveat: note the recipe's specification of two cups *cooked* beans. I cooked two cups of dried beans and had left over beans. Oops!


i made these for my very picky 16 month old and she loved them. i thought they were good too. they were very simple to make and came out a lot better then other bean burgers i've tried to make.


I'm not sure how I feel about these.  I didn't use celery because I loathe it, so I used yellow pepper instead.  Not sure if that was a wise choice, because they were a bit weird.  I also used an egg sub to make it stick together better.  Grilled them in the George Forman.  My husband had one on a bun and he enjoyed it.  I had mine plain and it was just ok.  I just ate the leftovers for lunch and they tasted a bit sweet this time.  It was weird.  Maybe if I had used the celery like I was supposed to, it would have been better.


Soooo easy! Sooooo good! love it. My boyfriend has requested that I fry some onions in hot sauce as a topping for next time. I think what's great is that it is so simple you could do a lot of different things with these patties.


My first batch of these ended up being fried bean pate lumps. Lol. I think it's because my mixture is a bit moist.  They kept on falling apart so I added tons of wheat flour to the second batch. That improved it somewhat but not much. They're pretty good slathered with vegan chicken gravy.


Well, this seems like something that could be much better than this first time. It was pretty good though..I probably didn't chop my vegs up enough (carrot, onion, and mushroom), and didn't add enough seasoning (s, p, cayenne,and garlic powder). The patties stayed together pretty well for cooking..but I mistakingly piled them up on paper towel to they crumbled. I might try it again though! : )


I added garilic to spice it up a litttle, A melt in your mouth recipe. Very good.


I made these again and they are lovely. This time, I sauteed  the onions (more than it calls for) and a clove of minced garlic. I spiced it with cumin and paprika as well as s&p to taste. I grated the carrot and diced the other veggies small. Like last time, instead of whole wheat flour I used ground sunflower seeds. Now that I am wheat free, I wrapped a burger in lettuce with fixin's and it sure was tasty!


I enjoyed this as a pita sandwich with lettuce. The only change I made was  to add a pinch of cayenne and a tablespoon of fresh rosemary. I did not find the mixture dry at all. The burgers were fragile, but held together. I cooked them in a nonstick pan, so no problem there. Very simple. A keeper. I'm looking forward to trying them with the additions mentioned by other reviewers.



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