Chickpea and Bulgar Wheat Burgers

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My boyfriend likes to remind me that in a drunken state, I have been known to shout "BURGERS ARE BAD" whilst approaching Mcdonalds. I haven't had one of these deadly things since I was 15 - but that's not to say I don't love a good, naughty burger (Grazing Shed & Got Beef are your boys for this) but at home I can't resist a delicious homemade, veggie burger.

Say hello to my chickpea and bulgar wheat burgers with sweet potato fries.

My falafels seemed to go down well, so since then, I have been moving them on to bigger and better things, and by bigger, I mean big, brilliant burgers.

They are very similar to my falafels, so if you liked those, you're gonna love these. 

This is what you will need for the burgers:

  • 1 Tin of Chickpeas
  • Around 70g of cooked Bulgar wheat 
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 Cloves of garlic 
  • 1 Grated Carrot
  • A big heaped teaspoon of turmeric, paprika, cumin, coriander and a sprinkle of chilli flakes
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Buckwheat Flour 
  • Olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Coconut Oil for cooking 

For the sweet potato Fries:

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika and Cinnamon
  • Rock salt

Start by chopping up your sweet potato's into sticks, pop them on a tray, sprinkle them with paprika, cinnamon and rock salt, then finish with a good glug of olive oil. Put them in the oven - They usually take between 45 minutes and an hour to cook.

After these are in the oven, soak the chickpeas in hot water - this makes them much easier to mash.

While these are bathing, cook your bulgar wheat.

Chop the onion and garlic and toss in the pan with coconut oil to soften them up.

Drain the chickpeas and add to a bowl with the carrot, all the herbs and spices and a generous drizzle of oil. Mix it all up, then add the bulgar wheat, onions and lemon juice and mash some more.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and add some buckwheat flour until the consistency is still a little sticky, but able keep its burger shape.

Make them into patties and get ready to fry away. 

Melt your coconut oil in the pan and place them in, giving them a flip half way through - These usually take about 10 minutes to cook.

Once they are nice and brown on each side and smelling fabulous, you know your done.

Serve with fries, salad and greek yogurt for your guilt free burger fix. 



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