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Thread: Homemade Gardenburger: Bulgar and Chickpeas

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Pacific Northwest


    Cathy P. posted this on Lifetime, and I just had to pass it along! I made these this morning, and they are EXCELLENT and EASY!! [img]graemlins/thumbup.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumbup.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumbup.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumbup.gif[/img]

    "Garden Burgers

    1/2 large onion, finely diced
    1 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
    1 cup coarse bulgur
    1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    4 oz frozen peas or carrots, Optional
    pinch kosher salt
    1/4 cup grated mozzarella (optional)

    Pour onions into a 3 quart sauce pot with the stock and bring to a boil. Add bulgur, chickpeas and veggies, stir until combined. Turn off heat, cover and let stand 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.

    Remove pot from heat. Using a potato masher or spoon back, mash ingredients together making sure all chickpeas get smashed. Add in cheese (if desired). Form into four burger patties. Lightly coat a non stick skillet with cooking spray and turn heat to medium. Place all burgers in pan when hot and cook 2-3 minutes per side or untilheated through and golden. Can also add taco or other seasoning into burgers mixing them.

    No nutritional info was given, but should be able to figure points easily enough. This isn't that many ingredients."

    (I've got people working on the points right now! ) I made mine with: precooked bulgar (2 cups), onions, frozen garbanzo beans and frozen peas: mixed together and cooked in the microwave for about 3 minutes until beans/peas were warm and onion was cooked.

    You can also follow the recipe by putting everything in an 8 C. Pyrex measuring cup and microwaving the mixture for 15-20 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes. I did add in the grated mozarella when I "mashed" the mixture.

    I formed them into "burgers" with my Tupperware patty-maker. They held their shape beautifully, and were very easy to work with! I got seven 4 ounce "Gardenburgers".

    I toasted a pita, and put it in with lettuce, tomatoes and hot sauce. Very filling and delicious. Reminiscent of a falafel!! [img]graemlins/wave.gif[/img] Carol
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Kenosha, WI, & Gulfport, MS


    Carol: This sounds really good!! I'm going to be trying these! This sounds like something I can cook up after I get home at night from my Jazzercise classes and not be in the kitchen till 9:00!! I can also use up some of that bulgur I bought and now can't find anything to do with it. Maybe if it's mixed in with something else, I won't think it's so bad. Thanks for posting this; I'll let you know.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2002


    Sounds really good Carol..I'll try it maybe this weekend. I have mastercook so I'll try and figure out the points.
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    Sep 2001
    Pacific Northwest


    Thanks, Fawn! [img]smile.gif[/img]

    I did try my hand at Mastercook and got "2" points each (however it goes to "3" if you use "cooked garbanzo beans" instead of "canned garbanzo beans"! [img]tongue.gif[/img] )

    I'll still be interested in what you find out...and what you think of them! Carol
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    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Washington, DC

    Default Re: Homemade Gardenburger: Bulgar and Chickpeas

    To the top! Yummmmmy!
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    Default Re: Homemade Gardenburger: Bulgar and Chickpeas

    Ok so where in the store do I find Bulgur? Iwould love to try this if you could help me out! Thanks

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    laralosing4good Guest

    Default Re: Homemade Gardenburger: Bulgar and Chickpeas

    WOw,thanks, I need to try it!

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