Chickpea & Mushroom Burger (vegan, gluten-free)

Here it is… my “Chickpea (garbonzo bean) & Mushroom Burger” recipe.

This is an excellent way to enjoy a super healthy, high-protein, vegan, gluten-free meal, whilst using optimal plant-based ingredients. I’ve created this version to be pleasantly moist on the inside with a lovely soft crisp on the outside; so that you can enjoy it with OR without the addition of a sauce. It works wonders with a salad or potato wedges; or in a bap with salad/sauce toppings…

A tasty addition to a healthy salad

Created deliciously moist on the inside with a gentle crisp on the outside.

Created deliciously moist on the inside with a gentle crisp on the outside.

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Chickpea & Mushroom Burger (vegan, gluten-free)
 
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This is an excellent way to enjoy a super healthy, high-protein, vegan, gluten-free meal, whilst using optimal plant-based ingredients. I’ve created this version to be pleasantly moist on the inside with a lovely soft crisp on the outside; so that you can enjoy it with OR without the addition of a sauce. It works wonders with a salad or potato wedges; or in a bap with salad/sauce toppings…
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Recipe type: Burger
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 240g (9oz) chickpeas (about 1 tin drained weight)
  • 2 level tablespoons gram flour (chickpea flour)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 75g tasty mushrooms (small handful)
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • Half teaspoon sea salt
  • Half medium sized apple
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (finely chopped)
  • 1 medium sized tomato
Instructions
  1. Crush garlic, dice onion and chop the mushrooms into small pieces; saute together in a pan for a few minutes.
  2. Roughly mash chickpeas in a large mixing bowl with a potato masher or fork. This involves a bit of work to really get in there! The mash doesn’t have to be totally smooth, although you do need to give it a good pressing through so that a lot of it is quite mushy. It’s fine to leave a few rustic looking pieces.
  3. Grate the half apple (including skin).
  4. Add the gram flour, tahini, salt and apple and mix all together using the back of a metal spoon (to press down and help support the binding process).
  5. Finely chop the rosemary and chop tomato into small pieces.
  6. Add the sauteed items along with all remaining ingredients into bowl, pressing down and mixing thoroughly with a metal spoon.
  7. Divide into 4 and firmly shape and mould into patties.
  8. Place onto a grill tray and heat under a medium grill for approximately 8 minutes on each side (or until nicely tanned).

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31 Comments

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  2. Sharyn Reen November 9, 2014 at 2:39 am - Reply

    Hi Trinity, I couldn’t get hold of gram or besan flour. Would it be ok to use Quinou flour? Thanks. Looking forward to eating these….they look yum.

    • Trinity November 9, 2014 at 9:23 am - Reply

      Hi Sharyn,
      I would certainly give it a go. Quinoa flour or coconut flour would probably work fine.

      • Sharyn Reen November 12, 2014 at 6:02 am - Reply

        Thanks Trinity……giving them a go tonight. 🙂

        • Sharyn Reen November 13, 2014 at 7:54 am - Reply

          Hi Trinity, they were absolutely yummy….great flavour….but a bit wet. Added and extra tbs of flour. Ended up getting hold of some gram flour. I think they would form a better crust if fried in a pan…what do you think? Thank you, I will improve with them. 🙂

          • Trinity November 13, 2014 at 8:05 am

            OK – thank you for sharing. I do know that gram flour is extra absorbent, so perhaps it’s more essential that I thought. The burgers are meant to be moist on the inside (but not wet 🙂 )… and firm on the outside. I use a gas grill. I imagine if you use an electric one it would take longer or have different results too. Would work great fried, I imagine.
            x

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  4. Jules Yonnotti December 29, 2014 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Hi Trinity

    I’ve just discovered your recipes! I’m excited to make the burgers! I will make them next week along with the chocolates!
    Thank you for your time!
    Jules

    • Trinity December 29, 2014 at 7:56 am - Reply

      Wonderful. Try the falafels too!

  5. Phil January 23, 2015 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Still got it… Been looking for wrong with my recipe/experiment. I am not a vegan so I am not opposed to egg whites. Had brown rice on hand for a filler and decided, next time, to use some other protiens (peanuts maybebor cashews). oh and more veggies peppers onion tomato zukes. Flavor was all there but it won’t hold together. I like to use my flat top grill. So one thought I had was an egg wash on the outside to seal the patty and and flash freeze. Then grill or bake. I’d love to hear your thoughts, Substitutions please. Thank you for sharing this with everybody may all your food bring smiles

    • Trinity January 24, 2015 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      Ahhhhw I am so sorry to hear this Phil. Without watching what you are doing, it’s hard to say what might be going wrong. This burger should hold together really well if you make it exactly as written. The natural moisture of the chickpeas and tahini added with the gram flour are designed to pull this all together. Be sure that your chickpeas are mashed enough too. It’s fine to have some rustic chunks in there, although you need to mash them down enough to create bind-ability. Be sure to compress the mixture firmly too.
      I know absolutely nothing about working with eggs – so I can’t comment on that 🙂

  6. Shonalika February 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Made these for dinner last night with salad + sweet potato mash and they were perfect! Crispy outside and soft inside exactly as stated, delicious! Definitely a keeper:D

  7. Airyfairycelt April 11, 2015 at 6:43 am - Reply

    I would have to whizz up in machine as my hands will not do this. I find it all goes well with a gadget nowadays.
    What do you think to sticky millet popped in too, for the holding purposes?

  8. kushi May 31, 2015 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Amazing combo!loved the burger. 5 +star

  9. sally June 12, 2015 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Thanks for this fab recipe. Making them for the 3rd time and am adding some sage, lovage and chives from the garden for a variation. Great for Vegans like ourselves 🙂

  10. Seila July 14, 2015 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Hi Trinity, thanks for the inspiring recipe. I made this burger today, I just changed the recipe a little bit 🙂 instead of the mushurooms I added aubergine and courgette. Just delicious. Thank you. Love your page.

  11. Jess July 25, 2015 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Hi! Looking for some easy foods to take on a week-long camping trip. Do these keep well? I’d pre-cook them and keep them in a cooler. Have you tried freezing them? How long would you say they’re good for in a fridge? 🙂 cheers!

  12. Cheeta August 6, 2016 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    I made these tonight and they’re were incredible! I got the recipe from Vegan Food and Living magazine 🙂
    I followed the instructions and the burgers held together perfectly when grilled, nice and crispy on the outside and moist inside, delicious!
    Here’s the one I made and posted on Instagram if anyone wants to see, this is a great veggie burger recipe 💕 https://instagram.com/p/BIx3u6jhSV8/

  13. Bev February 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Just stuck these in the oven. Have substituted butter beans, buckwheat flour and tomato puree (what I had in). Also bit more apple as I’m feeding to the kids and a bit of sweetness helps the vegetables go down! Will report back after dinner. My 5 year old helped me make them too 🙂

  14. Bev February 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    They worked quite well in the oven, but only one of the kids liked them (grrrr). I’d perhaps put in less tahini next time and add some soaked dried mushrooms for a stronger flavour. They held together really well. Liked the apple in it.

  15. Pamela February 13, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Trinity, thanks or sharing this; just finished making these and they were lovely. I got carried away when preparing and absent mindedly mixed my mushrooms into the mixture before cooking as was instructed, I also substituted a normal onion for a red one as that’s what I had, I’m sure both might have enhanced the flavour but I really enjoyed them anyway. The consistency was good, not too wet at all and held together well through cooking. I will be trying these out again soon.

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