I absolutly LOVE mushrooms! They’re probably my favorite veggie! I love to put them on top of my burgers, so I figured why not put them in a burger instead! Instead of your usual beef or turkey, these burgers are made with ground chicken and chickpeas, and of course mushrooms – plus they have a little bit of cumin and cilantro in them, which just kicks the flavor level up even more!
Mushroom Chicken Chickpea Burgers
– Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
2 large eggs
– Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp lemon juice
1 lb. ground chicken
1 cup chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and mashed
1 tsp cumin
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ cup bread crumbs (I used panko)
Spray a large pan with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add sliced mushrooms and saute for 3-4 minutes, or until softened. In a large bowl combine sautéed mushrooms, eggs, salt, pepper, lemon juice, chicken, mashed chickpeas, cumin, cilantro, and bread crumbs – the mixture should be stiff. Divide the mixture into about 8 – 10 portions, and shape into patties. Refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.
Spray a the same large pan, or electric flat-top skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown and crisp.
Makes about 8 to 10 medium sized burger patties.
These patties hold up great on their own, or on a bun! They’re also great topped with cheese, slathered with mustard, or dipped in sour cream or plain Greek yogurt!