I love a good burger and as less meat has been eaten in our house, the experimentation with meat-free burgers began. Consistency and taste took the longest to get in place – and this burger has a real crunch and lots of flavour! A prerequisite for achieving the right consistency is to add soaked, dried chickpeas the day before (ready-to-buy chickpeas from a box absolutely do not work). And don’t cook the chickpeas! A blender or kitchen machine with knives to cut the mixture is also essential. To shape the burger I recommend using a ring mold (the ones that often is used for baking).
- 80 grams of dried chickpeas, soaked overnight.
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 finely chopped chili
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour
- 1-2 dl frying oil
- Semolina flour
- For serving
- Burger bread
- Onion slices
- Pickled cucumber
- Potato wedges
This vegan burger is easy to make and consists of 100% homemade ingredients.
- Start the day before by soaking the chickpeas.
- When you are ready to make the burgers, start by chopping the ingredients.
- Mix the chickpeas, garlic, chilli, thyme, salt and pepper with a blender until you have a smooth mixture.
- Mix in finely chopped onion and chickpea flour until it feels like the mixture is holding together.
- Sprinkle a thin layer of semolina flour on baking paper.
- Use a ring mold and a spoon to press the mixture together until its shaped like a burger.
- Sprinkle some semolina on top.
- When the burger is ready, heat a pan with frying oil to about 180 degrees.
- Fry the burgers for around 4 minutes on each side.
- When the burgers are done, place them on kitchen paper to soak up some of the oil.
- Spread a thin layer of dijon mustard, aioli and ketchup on the bottom burger bun, add onion rings, finely sliced tomato, salad and burger. Finish with pickles.
- Top the burger bun with sriracha sauce.
- Serve with potato wedges and aioli.
Thank you for choosing to make this amazing burger recipe! Hope it tasted good. If you have any questions or feedback about the recipe, please leave a comment. Some variations:
- If you want a slightly healthier version, you can replace the frying oil with an air fryer or fry the burgers in the oven at 200 degrees for approx. 20 minutes.
- If you want a stronger taste, you can use more chili or sriracha in the burger mixture.
- If you want a juicier burger, you can add more onions to the burger.
- For a complete, homemade burger experience, check out My delicious homemade burger buns