Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Recipe Share!

June 6: Share a recipe that is a summertime favorite.


I LOVE a good burger. I wouldn't say it's my favorite food, but I love finding alternatives to the traditional burger. Where I currently live in Chicago, I don't have any outdoor space, so I can't grill. I've tried baking burgers (delicious!), but I also found this lovely recipe for an alternative to beef burgers - ChickPea burgers!
Sassy Chickpea Burgers with Lemon Aioli Sauce
Burger Ingredients:2 cloves garlic, minced (I actually use Garlic Lovers from Alden Millhouse)
1 small onion
1/4 green bell pepper
1 can chickpeas
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups soft bread crumbs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper (I actually use Miracle Blend from Alden Mill house)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup flour
4 buns
lettuce
tomato


Aioli ingredients:2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp olive oil
1.  Peel the onion, cut into quarters and place in a food processor bowl. Cut the bell pepper piece into quarters and add them to the food processor bowl. Pulse food processor until onion and pepper are finely minced (not mushy). Place into a medium-size mixing bowl.

To make the Burgers:
1. Peel the onion, cut into quarters and place in a food processor bowl. Cut the bell pepper piece into quarters and add them to the food processor bowl. Pulse food processor until onion and pepper are finely minced (not mushy). Place into a medium-size mixing bowl.
2. Drain the liquid from the chickpeas (set aside, do not discard.) Pour chickpeas into the processor bowl. Add egg and 2 tbsp. of chickpea liquid. Process until chickpeas are chopped but still have texture. Add to the onion mixture.
3. Add bread crumbs, salt, and pepper to the bowl and stir until the ingredients are well mixed. Shape the mixture into patties
4. Spread the flour on a plate and dredge the chickpea patties lightly in it.
5. Heat the oil in a deep skillet. Add the patties and fry until golden brown.
6. Split the buns and lightly toast them in the toaster. Serve with lettuce, tomato and a dollop of the lemon aioli.

To make the aioli:
1. Place garlic in a 2 cup bowl. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice to the bowl.
2. Add the mayonnaise and oil and stir well to blend. Serve at once or refrigerate.
I don't make food to take pictures of it, so I stopped (a long time ago) taking pictures of my meals, but I promise you this is an excellent new take on your traditional burger!



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2 comments:

Emily said...

Yum! This looks fantastic! I am legally bound to a non-red meat eater (other meats are okay), so I miss burgers. This looks like a great alternative! Thanks for sharing! :)

Julia Duhan said...

MMMMM! There is nothing I love more than burgers. You could put almost anything in burger format and I would get involved. David makes a similar recipe but with a tahini sauce. I think we're gonna have to try this one next!

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Recipe Share!

| Wednesday, June 6, 2012
June 6: Share a recipe that is a summertime favorite.


I LOVE a good burger. I wouldn't say it's my favorite food, but I love finding alternatives to the traditional burger. Where I currently live in Chicago, I don't have any outdoor space, so I can't grill. I've tried baking burgers (delicious!), but I also found this lovely recipe for an alternative to beef burgers - ChickPea burgers!
Sassy Chickpea Burgers with Lemon Aioli Sauce
Burger Ingredients:2 cloves garlic, minced (I actually use Garlic Lovers from Alden Millhouse)
1 small onion
1/4 green bell pepper
1 can chickpeas
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups soft bread crumbs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper (I actually use Miracle Blend from Alden Mill house)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup flour
4 buns
lettuce
tomato


Aioli ingredients:2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp olive oil
1.  Peel the onion, cut into quarters and place in a food processor bowl. Cut the bell pepper piece into quarters and add them to the food processor bowl. Pulse food processor until onion and pepper are finely minced (not mushy). Place into a medium-size mixing bowl.

To make the Burgers:
1. Peel the onion, cut into quarters and place in a food processor bowl. Cut the bell pepper piece into quarters and add them to the food processor bowl. Pulse food processor until onion and pepper are finely minced (not mushy). Place into a medium-size mixing bowl.
2. Drain the liquid from the chickpeas (set aside, do not discard.) Pour chickpeas into the processor bowl. Add egg and 2 tbsp. of chickpea liquid. Process until chickpeas are chopped but still have texture. Add to the onion mixture.
3. Add bread crumbs, salt, and pepper to the bowl and stir until the ingredients are well mixed. Shape the mixture into patties
4. Spread the flour on a plate and dredge the chickpea patties lightly in it.
5. Heat the oil in a deep skillet. Add the patties and fry until golden brown.
6. Split the buns and lightly toast them in the toaster. Serve with lettuce, tomato and a dollop of the lemon aioli.

To make the aioli:
1. Place garlic in a 2 cup bowl. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice to the bowl.
2. Add the mayonnaise and oil and stir well to blend. Serve at once or refrigerate.
I don't make food to take pictures of it, so I stopped (a long time ago) taking pictures of my meals, but I promise you this is an excellent new take on your traditional burger!



---
I'm participating in a daily blog prompt through June with Reverb Broads. Join me!

2 comments:

{ Emily } at: June 6, 2012 at 9:46 AM said...

Yum! This looks fantastic! I am legally bound to a non-red meat eater (other meats are okay), so I miss burgers. This looks like a great alternative! Thanks for sharing! :)

{ Julia Duhan } at: June 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM said...

MMMMM! There is nothing I love more than burgers. You could put almost anything in burger format and I would get involved. David makes a similar recipe but with a tahini sauce. I think we're gonna have to try this one next!

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