Sunday, June 17, 2018

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Clean Eating Chickpea Burgers Recipe

For those of you who are plant-based, or even just looking to reduce your overall meat consumption, these clean eating chickpea burgers are a fabulous replacement for a traditional meat-based burger.

These delicious patties are easy to make with a food processor and can be frozen for quick and easy access during a busy week. You can throw these on the grill frozen and they won’t leave you with a mushy mess in the middle like some meatless burgers. Because who wants mush in their burger? Am I right?

A straight on shot of one of these Clean Eating Chickpea Burgers shows the burger with a glass of red iced tea in a stemless wine glass sitting behind it and a red and white checkered napkin sitting to the right side of the burger.

WHY YOU WANT TO MAKE THESE:

  • An excellent plant-based alternative to meat-based burgers.
  • Easy to cook on the grill
  • Freeze well up to 4 months if wrapped well.
  • Can also be cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven.
  • Never mushy in the middle.
  • Won’t fall apart during cooking.
  • Excellent flavor you can taste before you even cook the finished patties! (Because you know you’ll try the mix in your processor. I sure did!)

WHY PLANT-BASED?

Despite all the hoopla around low carb diets at the moment, there is overwhelming scientific proof that a plant-based diet is an incredibly healthy approach to nutrition. While holes can be found in any study, the combined results of all these plant-based studies makes it pretty hard to ignore the fact that including more plants in your eating plan is never a bad idea.

These burger patties are filled with fiber, protein and plenty of vitamins and minerals.

REMEMBER:

If you make these clean eating chickpea burgers, please be sure to review them in a comment below! And if you share a photo on social media, tag me so I can share it!

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CLEAN EATING CHICKPEA BURGERS RECIPE:

Clean Eating Chickpea Burgers

A delicious, plant based alternative for your next barbecue!

  • 3 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 6 tbsp. water
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas ((canned, rinsed and drained, or home cooked))
  • 1/2 cup minced red onion
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup whole grain bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. tamari
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it’s about half way to a smooth mush. You want some smooth mush and some chunks, like this:

  2. Measure 1/2 cup scoops and form them into patties.

  3. You can freeze them now by freezing them flat on a cookie sheet and then transferring to a food storage container, or you can continue and cook them.

  4. To take them, preheat the oven to 400 F. and bake for 20-30 minutes.

  5. You can also grill them or fry them. Whichever you prefer.

  6. Build your burger and enjoy!

    Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

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