garbanzo cheeseburgers
  • (15 oz. can) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • (3 Tbsp.) water
  • (1 tsp.) lemon juice
  • (1 cup) dry bread crumbs
  • (1) egg
  • (1 tsp.) Italian seasoning
  • (1/2 tsp.) garlic powder
  • (1/2 tsp.) onion powder
  • Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
  • (2 Tbsp.) canola oil
  • (6) whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • (6 slices) reduced-fat process American cheese product
  • Dill pickle slices, fat-free mayonnaise and ketchup, optional



Garbanzo Cheeseburgers

Toasted whole-wheat hamburger buns topped with garbazno bean patties, American cheese and all the fixins.

Preparation Time

About 25 minutes

Cook Time

About 10 minutes


  1. 1Process beans, water and lemon juice in a food processor until blended. Place in a large bowl, mix with bread crumbs, egg and seasonings. Form into 6 equal patties.
  2. 2Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. When hot, add patties and cook 6-10 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  3. 3Top each bun bottom with 1 patty, cheese, pickle slices, mayonnaise, ketchup* and a bun top. Serve and enjoy.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 burger

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 346
  • Total Fat 11 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 48 g
  • Protein 15 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Sodium 641 mg
  • Fiber 7 g

*Pickles, mayo and ketchup not included

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Sandwiches and Burgers

Recipe Ethnicity: Middle-Eastern

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.