Buffalo Chickpea Burgers

You know me, I LOVE Franks hot sauce. So when I find a recipe where Franks is the star, I quickly give it a try. It is no surprise that I really enjoyed this burger. It was easy and super fast to make and it was a nice alternative to ground beef. Now, if you are in the mood for meat then this isn't the burger for you, you won't be fooled into thinking this is a good old fashioned burger. However, if you are looking for a beefy alternative, then I recommend this.

I got this recipe from Debbie over at Debbie Does Dinner Healthy and Low Calorie. She served them up smaller for appetizers, with no bun and with dip. I obviously made mine bigger and served them with on my homemade buns and topped the burger with ranch dressing instead. Either way I think that these were delicious. I don't know if it is the heat but lately the taste of meat has been grossing me out. So of course, when I saw this recipe I made sure I had everything on hand so that I could make it. It definitely hit the spot too. I did change a couple of things that Debbie did. First was that she grated her onion into the burgers, for some reason my onion was just mushing all over the place and I was grating my fingers more so than the onion. So I opted to just finely dice the onion into the burger. The second thing was that she used egg whites, I don't have those cartons of just egg whites and I hate wasting food. So I just put the whole egg in. Both of my switches worked out fine and actually made the process a little easier for me.

  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas
  • 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 1/2 c. Franks buffalo sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ranch dressing
  • 4 hamburger buns

  1. Mash chickpeas in a medium bowl with a potato masher or fork. Add the buffalo sauce.
  2. Grind half of the oats in a food processor until it resembles flour, add to chickpeas. Add the rest of the oats, egg, onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper; mix until well combined.
  3. Heat a griddle over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Take a quarter of the chickpea mixture, shape it and cook on the griddle for about 5-7 minutes, until lightly browned. Flip and continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes. Server on buns and top with ranch dressing.

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shopannies said...

oh sounds so good

April said...

I've made my own version of these and I love them! Frugally Green Mom

Greenderella said...

I love veggi burgers. This one sounds great!

Anonymous said...

i think chick peas rock... it's cool to see them in this form! and paired with hot sauce.... i can't stop drooling!

Joanne said...

As a fellow buffalo fiend, all I have to say is WANT.

chaya said...

You did a beautiful job with these "burgers". I have to make these for my husband.

This is being featured in tomorrow's My Meatless Mondays. I welcome you to visit and ask that you bring food for our hungry bunch.

Michelle said...

Interesting - I love this idea. Yum on all counts. I wonder how it would be with hummus instead of ranch, too (ranch is too rich for me - I know, weird). I am definitely trying these out!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

So I'm looking at this and drooling and thinking, "I so want one of these!" Knowing that I've made it before and remembering it just makes me want to make it again!!!

I'm posting one of your recipes Wednesday morning!!

Gypsy Heart said...

I rarely eat a "real" burger ~ I go for the veggie or black bean. I LOVE Frank's hot sauce too! We should cook together.