Thai Chickpea Burgers

This is going to be burger week! YAY! I am actually going to do more than one post and a few will be burgers! The biggest complaint about vegetarian burgers I have is that the usually fall apart and don't really hold up to be put on a bun. 

I saw this show on the food network called "You gotta eat here!". It is like a Canadian version of Man vs. Food, but with out the challenges. So maybe more like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Either way, it sounds like I watch too much Food Network.  

There was a cool place featured called Boons Burgers, and it was totally vegetarian! They had so many cool veggie burger combinations it really inspired me to make a few different kinds of veggie burgers to expand my options.  This is an exotic burger with curry, cilantro, and cumin. A much needed change from the average burger ingredients. I actually caught my husband in the kitchen eating one right out of the oven. With nothing on it. BAZINGA!

Thai Chickpea Burgers

1 can chickpeas. drained
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup red bell pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon grated ginger
2 teaspoons red curry paste
1/2 teaspoon chili paste
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 egg
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

I could literally eat these with a spoon!
In a food processor add:

 chickpeas, 1/2 cup oats. onion, bell pepper, garlic, ginger, curry paste, chili paste, egg, honey, soy sauce, salt, cumin, and cilantro. Pulse until mixture is smooth. 

Add to a large bowl and add remaining 1/2 cup of oats and 1 cup of quinoa. Stir together until mixture is uniform. In a large pan heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Once oil is hot. form 1/3 cup of mixture into patties and add to pan. Cook for 2 minutes on each side. 

Place on a baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes until nice and crispy. These hold up so well, do not fall apart at all, and have a great spicy kick! I love them with barbeque sauce or a yummy curry mayo. 


  1. I love your recipe and the show that inspired you :-)

  2. Thank you! Yes, I love that show. Finally a program showcasing some Canadian eateries!

  3. Thanks for your burger recipes! will definitely try them:-)

  4. OMG my family so loved this dish. Put the patties on top of your Sesame Garlic Noodles instead; yummy and full of flavor; thanks for sharing!


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