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Better Than Store Bought Veggie Burgers

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“I was disappointed while looking for veggie burgers the other day and said to my 21/2 year old, "Mommy needs to learn to make her own veggie burgers." Well, the veggie burger gods must have heard me because there was a recipe in the newest Parents Magazine a few days later. I tweaked that recipe and came up with this super easy and super yummy veggie burger. I used chickpeas to make my first batch, but I'm sure you could use other beans and play around with herbs and spices. The burger have a well rounded taste. They DON'T taste like a pile of beans.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put chickpeas, onion, jicama/water chestnuts, oats, egg, chili powder/cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper in food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. You want the mixture to stick together but not be wet. (If needed, add 1 TBS water at a time until the mixture comes together).
  2. Put mixture in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  3. Using wet hands, mold the mixture into patties.
  4. Put patties back in the fridge for a few minutes to firm up.
  5. Spray a large non-stick pan with cooking spray or lightly coat in vegetable oil. Cook patties for about 5 minutes on each side.

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