Homemade veggie burgers

These burgers are so delicious.

We love to get the veggie burger when we eat downtown at Market Street Cafe. It is unlike any other I have ever tried. Flavorful, filling, and just really good. I also love that it’s a true veggie burger, not a “fake-meat” thing like you get from some brands at the store.

We tossed around the idea of trying to make it at home for maybe a few years? Finally did a couple weeks ago and am sorry it took us so long. It turned out really, really great. So, here’s the recipe!

1 can garbanzo beans
3 cups fresh broccoli (about 1 head)
1/3 of a sweet potato, cooked & cooled (bake or boil)
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
2 eggs beaten
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp onion powder
Salt & pepper

Finely chop the drained garbanzo beans (I use this chopper.) You want them chopped well, but not puréed. Finely chop broccoli as well (you can use the same tool.) Mix all your ingredients in a big bowl until combined well. Form into patties.


Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.

Once removed from the oven, pan sear for 1-2 minutes on each side.


Serve on whole wheat hamburger buns. We suggest lightly buttering and toasting the buns on the stove, it really makes the burger. (We do both the burgers and the buns on our big cast iron griddle.) Also great with served thousand island dressing (Whole Foods’ store brand is really good.)


Makes about 6 burgers. Or sometimes we use 2 cans of chickpeas, a whole sweet potato, & more egg, breadcrumbs, & spices & it makes more like 13, and then we eat veggie burgers all week. This meal is fantastic with homemade sweet potato fries (and Izzes! But what meal isn’t fantastic with Izzes?)


Next time I might throw in some diced red onion & mushrooms. The recipe is pretty flexible, a lot of finely chopped veggies would work, fresh herbs, whatever you like!

Happy cooking 🙂


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