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
- Mash chickpeas in a medium bowl with a potato masher or fork. Add the buffalo sauce.
- 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.
- 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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