Curried Spinach and Chickpea Veggie Burgers

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Let me tell you something about myself. I love veggie burgers. I often judge a restaurant by three things; their veggie burgers, their grilled cheese and their onion rings. I know they sound like simple dishes, but often, they’re what I turn to when I go out to eat. And if those dishes are not good, uh oh.

So I’m always trying out new flavor combinations for veggie burgers at home. It’s a great weeknight dinner and they tend to freeze well for future meals.

This spinach and chickpea burger fell together. I was in the mood for a falafel flavor without the falafel and the mess it comes with. I needed simple. I also had some spinach I wanted to use up and I didn’t want to turn it in to a salad.

I’ve been keeping my Cuisinart food processor out on the counter lately, so these came together super fast.

I mixed up a can of chickpeas, an onion, some garlic and the spinach in the food processor. I then added some spices.

I formed them in to burger shapes and then lightly fried the burgers in a pan that was coated lightly in olive oil. I just wanted them to brown and hold together.

I then placed them in an oven at 375 to finish cooking.

I enjoyed these with a salad, while my kids devoured them on a sandwich thin along with extra spinach and sliced avocado and French fries on the side. Hope you enjoy these as much as we did!


Curried Chickpea and Spinach Burgers
 
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Recipe type: Burger, Sandwich, Veggie Burger
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 bag of baby spinach – about 3 cups
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix everything together in a food processor.
  2. Form mixture in to burgers.
  3. Pan fry in a large sauté pan.
  4. Finish cooking in an oven at 375. It should bake for around 10 minutes or so.
  5. Serve them dressed with your preferred burger toppings. Enjoy!

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About Hindy Garfinkel
  • http://www.thisamericanbite.com/ Yosef

    Looks delicious. My wife loves those thin crust hamburger buns too.

  • LilMissCakes

    Looks like a great dinner option!

  • http://www.ronniefein.com/ Ronnie Fein

    You are so right about judging a restaurant. And also right about veggie burgers, which I loved even as a kid. i try all interesting recipes and this one fills the bill

  • Whit @ Jewhungry

    Haha! So true. I also judge it on whether or not they have real mac n’ cheese on the menu. I mean, obviously if it’s a sushi joint, I’m outta luck, you know what I mean. Yum recipe!

  • Shoshana Ohriner

    I love veggie burgers that have a taste of their own rather than trying to taste like meat. These sound delicious.

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    I can see why you judge them on these things. They are simple to make. I judge a restaurant by their pasta/rice, their salads, and their fish/ meat. This looks tasty!

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