When I first started making turkey burgers, I only knew how to do one recipe. I used chopped zucchini and onions and maybe a little garlic and that was my only turkey burger. Since then, I have found a few other variations, but nothing like this. I was looking through my The Best of Clean Eating cookbook this morning trying to decide what to make for the week.
I usually cook one or two entrees on Monday, and then I have a healthy dinner to heat up when I get home from work during the week. Tonight, I decided on a turkey and chickpea burger. I started by chopping up the scallions/green onions. I mixed them into the food processor with the chick peas, Worcestershire sauce, and spices…pulsing until smooth. For easy clean up, I decided to use the small processor and everything fit perfectly.
Then I combined the chickpea mixture with ground turkey, mixing by hand to fully combine. I divided the turkey into 4 patties and cooked them on a skillet pan for ~6 minutes on each side.
The BOY came home and hesitantly inquired about the burgers that I was making. I reassured him that it was a turkey burger (not just veggies). I bought him a fresh roll, and he ‘decorated’ his burger with feta, ketchup, and A1. He pronounced his dinner surprisingly good. I think it’s a good sign that he ate the whole burger!
I served mine with roasted peppers and onions, peas , and a little ketchup. The burger is very tasty! Definitely something that I will make again. I think next time, I will add some more garlic or onions to the chickpea mixture for a little more flavor. I’m looking forward to the leftovers this week. Check out my CLEAN dessert cookies NEXT!
Turkey & Chickpea Burger
1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup roughly chopped scallions
1 tsp ground cumin
2 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 lb ground turkey breast (12 oz), 99% fat free
Olive oil cooking spray
In a food processor, combine chickpeas, scallions, cumin, pepper, salt and Worchestershire sauce. Pulse until smooth.
Transfer chickpea mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add turkey and mix by hand until combined.
Divide turkey-chickpea mixture into four equal portions, shaping each into a three-quarter inch patty. heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat skillet with cooking spray and cook patties for four to six minutes on each side.
Nutrition (per 6-inch patty)
Calories: 190, Total Fat: 2.5 g, Carbs: 16 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 26 g, Sodium: 530 mg