These burgers are easy to toss together in the food processor, have a great smokey taste, and work great on the grill. Composed of garbanzo beans, chopped carrot, onions, and oats, these burgers hold up well. Grill these babies up and get all the flavors of barbecue season, sans the meat!

BBQ Chickpea Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Serves

9-10

Cooking Time

45

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Ingredients

For the Patties:

  • 1/2 cup oats, gluten-free if desired
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cup chickpeas, cooked or from can
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ground chili powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 12-ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup canned chipotle pepper
  • 1 13-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

To Assemble:

  • Burger buns of your choice
  • Avocado (optional)
  • Lettuce (optional)
  • Tomato (optional)
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Preparation

To Make the BBQ Sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a food processor or blender.

To Make the BBQ Patties:

  1. In a food processor, pulse the oats through the onion until finely chopped. Add the garbanzo beans and process for another 30-60 seconds. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend together until finely chopped and you are able to make a patty with the mixture.
  2. Scoop out some of the mixture and form into a patty between your hands. Place patties on a sheet of parchment paper and place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. Pre-heat grill. Remove patties from the freezer and rub with a little bit of olive oil on either side and place on grill for 5-6 minutes, flip and grill on the other side for another 5 minutes. You will know they are done when they have those beautiful grill marks.
  4. Put them on a bun with some avocado, tomato, lettuce and some BBQ sauce.

Notes

Notes: If you don’t have a grill you can sauté the patties up in a pan, too.

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