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Buffalo Chickpea Burger

These veggie burgers are full of all the bold buffalo taste you love.  A delicious blend of chickpeas, buffalo sauce, quinoa, and veggies make this vegetarian burger a must for any burger night at home.  Healthy and freezer friendly!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • ½ Small Red Onion
  • ½ Carrot
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • Cup Uncooked Quinoa
  • ½ Cup Whole Wheat Breadcrumbs
  • 1 ½ Cup Canned Chickpeas, Rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons Buffalo Hot Sauce
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Egg
  • 6 Whole Wheat Sandwich Buns

Instructions
 

  • Finely chop red onion, and carrot, then set aside.
  • Mince garlic and set aside.
  • Heat medium skillet over medium heat and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Add chopped onion and carrot and sauté until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic to skillet and sauté for 1 minute. Set skillet aside for later.
  • Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  • Once quinoa is cooled, combined quinoa, sautéed veggies, breadcrumbs, chickpeas, hot sauce, salt and pepper, and egg in food processor.
  • Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  • Put burger mixture into a large bowl. Form 6 equal size balls.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay the burger balls onto the sheet.
  • Gently press down on each and form a burger patty.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Spray a griddle or skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Cook patties on skillet for 5-7 minutes on each side.

Notes

*For a buffalo style sauce, mix reduced fat mayo, fat free Greek yogurt, and dash of buffalo hot sauce to add to your burger. Top with blue cheese or feta cheese!
*Burger patties can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Nutrition is based on the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 4, 1 Burger Per Serving- (8 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 277 FAT: 4.1 SATURATED FAT: 0.3 CARBS: 47.4 FIBER: 6.6 SUGARS: 3.8 PROTEIN: 11.9