Garbanzo Burgers

  • Yield 6 servings

These tasty golden patties are made with garbanzo beans, a great source of protein.

The Cancer Project


2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 small carrot, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 celery stalk, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, or 1 1/2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
1/2 cup cooked bulgur or brown rice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander or cardamom
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup potato flour
Vegetable oil spray


  1. Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet until they begin to pop and become fragrant. Grind in a food processor or blender then transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic.
  3. Chop beans in a food processor, using an on/off pulsing action, or by hand using a potato masher. Leave some chunks. Add to vegetable mixture, along with bulgur or brown rice, soy sauce, curry powder, cumin, coriander, cayenne, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Stir in enough potato flour to form a stiff dough. Knead 30 seconds, then form into 6 patties.
  5. Lightly spray a nonstick skillet with vegetable oil spray. Cook patties over medium heat until first side is lightly browned, then flip and cook second side until lightly browned, about 2 minutes on each side.

Recipe from The Survivor’s Handbook: Eating Right for Cancer Survival, courtesy of The Cancer Project



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