Rating: 4.12 stars
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

These tasty garbanzo bean burgers are quick, healthy, and cheap. Served with either a nice green salad, or a bun with salsa or mayo, they make a nice main meal or party snack. Plus my little one will eat them so that's always good! They're oven baked too, not fried in fat (even though you could!).

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place garbanzo beans in the bowl of a food processor with bell pepper, carrot, garlic, red chile pepper, cilantro, tahini, salt, and pepper. Place the lid on the food processor, and pulse 5 times, then scrape the sides, and pulse the mixture until it is evenly mixed. If the mixture looks dry, add olive oil.

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  • Refrigerate garbanzo bean burger mixture for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease with cooking spray.

  • Shape the chilled garbanzo bean burger mixture into patties.

  • Bake 20 minutes, then carefully flip burgers and bake 10 more minutes, or until evenly browned.

Cook's Note

Make the patties normal size for dinner portion hamburgers, fun shapes for kids, or mini burgers for parties.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 21.7g; fat 4.2g; sodium 227.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (33)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2009
both my boyfriend and i thought these were so so sooo good! i was afraid at first that the mixture was too gloppy but i plopped it by the spoonful on the baking sheet and they came out great. i didn't have any red chilies so i used a few pinches of crushed chili flakes. also i made the patties early in the day and just let them sit. hours later i warmed them on our george foreman grill. this is a super easy and yummy recipe that we'll definitely make again and again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2009
These were respectable. I would definitely add something for a binder. They fell apart really easily. We put these in pita with a raita sauce spinach tomatos banana peppers klamata olives and feta. Super yummy. They turned out a little spicy for my kids so next time I'll forgo the chilis. Read More
(12)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2009
both my boyfriend and i thought these were so so sooo good! i was afraid at first that the mixture was too gloppy but i plopped it by the spoonful on the baking sheet and they came out great. i didn't have any red chilies so i used a few pinches of crushed chili flakes. also i made the patties early in the day and just let them sit. hours later i warmed them on our george foreman grill. this is a super easy and yummy recipe that we'll definitely make again and again. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2009
These were good - but you need to add and egg and some bread crumbs or oatmeal as a binder. We liked them a lot - I made the patties into rectangles because my wraps are rectangular shape. I spread some chummus on the wrap, placed the garbanzo bean burgers on top and added some slaw and some spinach leaves. It was really good - but I prefer the Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers from this site. This is a nice variation. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2009
Very easy and good! I added diced white onion to the mix as well as cumin and garlic salt. I added just a very little olive oil but maybe I should have put in a bit more because the patties fell apart easily. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2009
These were respectable. I would definitely add something for a binder. They fell apart really easily. We put these in pita with a raita sauce spinach tomatos banana peppers klamata olives and feta. Super yummy. They turned out a little spicy for my kids so next time I'll forgo the chilis. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
08/31/2009
nice flavour but they aren't really burgers I tried adding some binding to the second batch and still they were mush. But nice flavour. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2010
This does need a binder some breadcrumbs and more seasonings (I added garlic lemon pepper and oregano). Making those changes turns it into a five star burger making the recipe as-is results in a four star filling for pita bread topped with greek yogurt sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2011
Really tasty. However the nutrition information is wrong. It is impossible for a 1/4 of a can of garbanzo beans to be 56 cals never mind adding other things in. I have a feeling that it should be 156 - I added it up and came close to about 150 calories per serving. BUT it is a super tasty meal. Vegan healthy and scrumptious wins for me. Will definitely make it again = Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
Very Delicious! I make these as a man dish with a veggie and some ketchup Fantastic! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2009
They were really good! Maybe a couple of ingredients missing can t seem to put my finger on it though! Read More
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