Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers (yum!)

Crispy and super flavorful. So yes, these are as delicious as they look. They are really easy to make, and can be frozen, too. Eat them on a sandwich, place them on a salad, or nibble them straight from the won't be sorry if you make this recipe. For a southwestern black bean-cheddar version of these burgers, click here.

Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers (with sun-dried tomatoes, feta, and rosemary)

Makes 10 (4 ounce) burgers

2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 eggs
¼ cup hot pepper sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon sea salt
6-8 sun dried tomatoes, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
1 small bunch Italian parsley, chopped
½ small onion, minced
½ red bell pepper, minced
1 cup crumbled feta (3-4 ounces)
1 cup bread crumbs (plus extra for dusting)

Olive oil for cooking

Place half of the chickpeas in a food processor and pulse for just a few seconds, until coarse but slightly mashed; transfer these beans to a large bowl. Add the remaining beans to the food processor along with the eggs, hot pepper sauce, garlic, smoked paprika, turmeric, and sea salt; process until very smooth, then add this mixture to the bowl with the coarse beans. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, rosemary, parsley, onion, and bell pepper to the bowl also. Mix everything thoroughly, then add the cheese and bread crumbs and mix again. Divide the mix into ten balls and shape into burgers, transferring them to platters or a baking sheet that is lightly dusted with breadcrumbs. Heat a large heavy skillet with 1/8th  inch olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook the burgers for about 10 minutes, turning them as necessary, or until golden, crispy, and cooked throughout. Transfer to absorbent paper before serving.

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DanT said…
This I have to try!
Felix Lee said…
This looks really delicious and healthy.
Anonymous said…
My husband just finished cooking up a batch of these burgers, following your recipe. The only thing we didn't have was the rosemary. Even without it, they were absolutely delicious. We'll be making this again. Thanks for sharing.
Joe George said…
Dan...Thanks, I hope you do (you won't be sorry)!

Felix...Thanks! And they are delicious and healthy (easy to make, too).

Mamacormier...Excellent! Thanks for trying the recipe and letting me know it came out good.
Can I replace the feta with something else? Maybe firm tofu? Or do you think I can just leave it out?
heather said…
Is there corn in this? It looks like corn in the pictures but I don't see it in the ingredients.
Joe George said…
To The Irish Tai Tai...Yes, replace it with something else or just leave it out. No worries. The recipe is a suggestion not a blueprint :)

To Heather...Nope. No corn. You may be seeing feta or chickpeas :)
Unknown said…
I can't have eggs. Do you have a suggestion I could use in place of eggs?
Unknown said…
Hey, im from Argentina and we don´t have hot pepper sauce! Could it be replaced??
Jaqui'sTravels said…
I just made these and this recipe is terrific! I used cilantro instead of parsley and added a little olive tapenade.
I think you could add fresh corn kernels, fresh grated zucchini with the water squeezed out. The possibilities are endless!
Love! Love! Love these chickpea burgers!
Could we freeze these?
Thank you!
Unknown said…
Followed the recipe exactly, these are amazing. My hubby and I both loved them adding them to our meal rotation!!
MLC said…
Do these freeze well? Would you freeze them before or after you cooked them? Thanks
Joe George said…
@unknown Argentinian...I'm surprised you cannot locate a hot sauce, seems like it would be available the world over. Anyhow, either omit it or add a bit of fresh or dried chilies.

@Jaqui'sTravels...Thank you so much, and I would think they would freeze fine before cooking.

@Unknown...Thank you so much.

@MLC...I've never frozen them but I don't see why not. Seems like they would freeze better while raw. Let me know if you do.
Unknown said…
Delicious! Definitely making these again and often!
Joe George said…
@Unknown... Thank you so much :)
Cks said…
Made these tonight. Just missing the fresh herbs but they were still so yummy. Mine did crumble a little while turning in the pan. Maybe a little more egg to help it stay together better. I will definitely be making again!
Unknown said…
Has anyone tried to air fry these?
Unknown said…
I can't have eggs either. Can you suggest a replacement? Or can we omit eggs altogether? Thanks for sharing this recipe.