How can a homemade burger be easy and quick? Well, if you try out this recipe, you know how! It really mostly comes down to throwing everything into a food processor, and frying it – not really complicated is it? Plus, this meal is entirely vegetarian and there is a vegan option for it and it is pretty healthy!! Noone said, you could not have a delicioius, easy, plant powered burger!
Oftentimes when it comes to burgers, the plant based or vegetarian options are boring! Dry patties and boring toppings, we all know them! But it does not have to be this way! This burger is packed with flavor and ultra tasty! I really love how easy it is to make!
So, what is special?
What really is special first of all is that the burger is stuffed with cheese, instead of topped. Although the feta does not quite melt, that unexpected cheesiness in every bite is incredbly tasty!
in addition, this meal is really easy to make! It is what I like to call a blender-meal! Essentially, you only need to add chickpeas, garlic, onion, salt, tahin and breadcrubs to a food processor and blend. After, pretty much all that is left is forming and frying the patties! Really simple, right?
is this healthy?
It needs to be said that this meal is pretty nutritious! Contrary to a conventional burger, this one is is low in saturated fats. Howevet, it is not low in protein. Actually, it is loaded with plant-based protein from the chickpeas! In addition, the chickpeas provide a decebt amount of fibre, which is great for your digestion and your overall health. The bun makes sure you are not lacking any carbohydrates. If you wish to make this meal even more nutritious, you could use a wholewheat bun!
Meal prep friendly!
You could actually premake these patties in batch and freeze them. Whenever you feel like having one, just thaw at room temperature and them prepare as usual!
What matters is inside!
Honestly, I think the best thing about burgers is that you can fill them with whatever you want!! This patty works great in combination with hummus, onions, tahin, avocado and even some barbecue sauce. And of course, we need some potato wedges on the side!
Easy & Quick Feta Stuffed, Double Chickpea Burger!
This super easy and tasty vegetarian version of burger is nothing you would want to miss out on! Chickpeas, feta and herbs, all packed into a yummy bun!
What you will need
- 2 burger bun
- 4 tbsp hummus
- 1 can chickpeas
- 3 tbsp parsley
- 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp Tahin and more to serve
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 onion
- salt & pepper
- 60 g feta
- salad, cucumber, avocado and anything else you love in your burger!
- potato wedges to serve
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Drain the chickpeas, then add to a blender with the peeled garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, tahin, salt and pepper and blend until mushy and combined.
In the meantime finely chop the feta cheese.
Divide the chickpea batter in half. Take one part and form sort of a small "bowl". Into the the center of the bowl, add the feta cheese, then, pulliing the edges in, close the "bowl", so it forms a patty with the feta at the center. Then press it flat. (see pictures in blog post)
Heat up about 1-2 tbsp of oil in a pan, then fry the patties in there for about 3-4 minutes on medium high heat on each side, then for another 3-4 minutes on medium heat until cooked through.
In the meantime, spread the burger buns with hummus and fill them with the burger patties. Drizzle some Tahini and enjoy!!
I genuinely hope that you will enjoy this recipe and have lots of fun making it!
have fun cooking,
Kathie // Une Petite Cuisinière