Garbanzo Burgers

The Cancer Project
  • Yield: 6 servings


2tablespoons sesame seeds
1small onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1small carrot, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1-- celery stalk, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1-- garlic clove, minced or pressed
1-- (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, or 1 1/2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
1/2cup cooked bulgur or brown rice
1tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2teaspoons curry powder
1teaspoon ground cumin
1/2teaspoon ground coriander or cardamom
1/8teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4cup potato flour
-- Vegetable oil spray


  1. Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet until they begin to pop and become fragrant. Grind in a food processor or blender then transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic.
  3. Chop beans in a food processor, using an on/off pulsing action, or by hand using a potato masher. Leave some chunks. Add to vegetable mixture, along with bulgur or brown rice, soy sauce, curry powder, cumin, coriander, cayenne, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Stir in enough potato flour to form a stiff dough. Knead 30 seconds, then form into 6 patties.
  5. Lightly spray a nonstick skillet with vegetable oil spray. Cook patties over medium heat until first side is lightly browned, then flip and cook second side until lightly browned, about 2 minutes on each side.

Recipe from The Survivor's Handbook: Eating Right for Cancer Survival.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 130
  • Fat 3.2g
  • Saturated Fat 0.4g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 430mg
  • Carbohydrate 21g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugars 1.3g
  • Protein 6g