Chickpea Burgers / “Meat”balls (V)

1 can chickpeas (1.5 cups cooked), rinsed and mashed

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 onion (once I added sautéed  red onion, I have also substituted a handful of shredded carrot)

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (or 1 Tbsp dried)

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup shredded cheese

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp salt

drizzle hot sauce (I recommend Sriracha)

a bit of pesto (optional, I added about 1 Tbsp)

-Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with foil and grease foil.

-Combine all inredients (should not see any whole chickpeas).

-Form into meatballs or patties, bake 20-25 min, until browned on outside, or barbecue (I think they taste better barbecued). NOTE: Better to undercook than overcook as they quickly dry out.

-NOTE: I have eaten these both as “meat”balls in marinara sauce and on burgers and sandwiches – both are awesome.

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