|Homemade Chickpea-Lentil Burgers|
I finally came to the realization that these must be simple and relatively
inexpensive to prepare at home, so why was I buying them ready-made? Except for the convenience factor, I couldn’t
think of another reasonable answer, so off to my kitchen I went.
and yogurt-tahini sauce, so all I had to do was roll up my sleeves and get
All you need are a few readily available ingredients, and a food processor – or an appropriate mashing tool, cutting board and sharp knife.
(NOTE: I also removed and discarded the skins from the chickpeas)
1/2 cup cooked brown lentils (Canned lentils can be substituted, but rinse and drain them first.)
OR – 1 egg
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
cumin, ground coriander, Aleppo pepper (if using) and salt in a food processor fitted with a metal “S” blade. Pulse, stopping to scrape down the sides, until a coarse
mixture forms. (NOTE: If the mixture feels too moist to shape, add a bit more flour.)
over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook until golden, about 4 to 5 minutes, on the first side. (Reduce heat if patties start to burn.)
Carefully turn patties over and cook until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes
until ready to serve.)