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White Bean Veggie Burgers

March 2, 2011
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Thank you Cooking Light magazine for this incredible vegetarian recipe! This is one of those meals, that I swear I could eat every day. Serve these mini-burgers on toasted pita with lettuce and a big dollop of this KP original roasted red pepper sauce!

Ingredients:
1  large red skin potato
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and divided
1  Tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
3 Tablespoons mayo (olive oil based)
2 Tablespoons roasted red peppers in oil, drained and chopped
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
Juice from 1/2 fresh lemon
Dash cayenne pepper

Directions:

  • Place potato in a saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil.
  • Cook potato 20 minutes or until very tender. Drain. Cool slightly.
  • Coarsely chop potatoes and place in medium bowl.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon oil and garlic to bowl.
  • Mash potato mixture with a potato masher until slightly chunky.
  • Remove 3 Tablespoons chickpeas and set aside in a small bowl.
  • Add remaining chickpeas to potato mixture and mash until well blended.
  • Stir in remaining 3 Tablespoons whole chickpeas, chives, salt, pepper, paprika, lemon rind, and egg whites, until blended.
  • With moistened hands, divide mixture into 6 equal portions (about 1/3 cup mixture per portion), shaping each into a 3-inch patty.
  • Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add 3 patties to pan. Reduce heat to medium, and cook 4 minutes or until bottoms are golden.
  • Carefully turn patties over and cook 3 minutes or until bottoms are golden and patties are set.
  • Repeat procedure with remaining 1 Tablespoon oil and 3 patties.
  • To make sauce, mix together roasted red peppers, mayo, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, lemon juice and cayenne. Refrigerate 30 minutes to blend flavors.
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