Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook
cup cooked or canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup crumbled extra-firm tofu
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/4 cup grated onion
1/4 cup seeded and finely minced yellow bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil, or more if needed
6 burger rolls, toasted
Yields 6 servings.
Place the chickpeas, tofu and sunflower seeds in a
food processor, add the onion, bell pepper, salt and
cayenne pepper and process until well combined, leaving
a little texture. Transfer to a plate.
Put the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Shape the
tofu mixture into 6 patties and coat evenly on both
sides with the bread crumbs.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Cook the patties, turning once, until golden brown
on both sides, about 5 minutes. (If necessary, cook
in batches, adding more oil as needed.) Place on the
toasted burger rolls and serve hot.
(Updated: 10/28/08 SN)