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The Mighty Mac

What you need: 

1 15 oz can garbanzos, including liquid
3/4 cup water or vegetable stock
1 medium onion, quartered
1 teaspoon sage
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
2 1/2 cup rolled oats, uncooked
1/3 cup flour

What you do: 

Place garbanzo beans, bean juice, water and onion in blender. Blend until very smooth. Pour into large bowl or mixer. Add remaining ingredients and mix with a spoon. Let rest 10 minutes to soak up the extra liquid. Use an ice cream scoop to form patties, using hands or spatula, flatten to about 1/2 inch thickness on Pam sprayed baking sheet and bake 25-30 minutes at 350. -OR- use ice cream scoop to form patties and fry in oil on stovetop, over medium heat 3-4 minutes on each side.

Preparation Time: 
30-45 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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I really enjoy these MACs.  They are moist and very flavorful.  I followed the recipe with the following exceptions:
I added about 1/2c of shredded carrots and 1/2 c of chopped green bellpepper, 1/4c of brown rice (I had some cooked that needed to be used), 1 tsp. of garlic powder, thyme, and Italian seasoning, 1-1/2tsp Bakon (a smoked yeast flavor powder), and I did not have any soy sauce nor braggs/molasses to try to substitute with so I added 1/2 tsp more of salt, and my burgers were lighter than they would of been if I added braggs.  I also had the unbaked mixture sit in my fridge for about 1 day because I was unable to bake them until later.  I really enjoyed these burgers and will make them again.


These are great and you can do so much with them! I added 3 tablespoons chopped parsley, 1-4oz can green chilis, teaspoon of garlic powder, thyme and paprika. I also added about 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten to help hold them together, after having added the chilis. I baked them for 20 mins, flipped them and baked them for 10 mins. After, I fried them in a little bit of canola oil, to make them crispier. Very good, 5 stars! ;)b


I didn't have the sage, walnuts, or the rolled oats so I used garlic, Italian seasonings, quaker oats ,and sliced almonds in ours. The batter was very sticky so I had to add lots of flour. Because of the flour, it left them kinda white so I brushed on (both sides) a mix of soy sauce and some of the smoking flavor stuff. They were delish. I think it made over 20 for us but they were very thin. It had a wonderful taste and were very filling. ;)b

Oh yeah and I pan friend them with a tiny bit of olive oil. Yum!


I baked my burgers, and they turned out pretty soft.. any ideas why that might have happened? Maybe I should try pan-frying them next time?

The burger looked and tasted really good, although next time I think I'll add less onion, more spices, and I won't replace the walnut with cashews.


I thought these were pretty good. I used ground pecans, and only 1/4 of an onion. I also added cayenne pepper, garlic powder, more salt, and pepper. The flavor was really good, but they didn't stay together very well (fried them), and I tried really hard to be gentle. I had a few nice patties... :blankstare:


This is really a great burger.  These by far stay together the best of all I have ever made.  I didn't put any walnuts in it, I didn't think it needed it. I put a whole onion in and I didn't use a can of chick peas so the onion juice made up for it.  I added some spices to it as well.  Also a shreded carrot since I like to put it in everything just to add alittle more nutrition. Very good burger though.


these were SO amazing! my non veg boyfriend loved them, too!
instead of nuts i used avocados (i have an abundance of avocados from our tree at the moment), which helped the batter stick together well, too. and for flour, i used a combination of chickpea and oat flour since i had some lying around, which gave them a slightly nutty flavor. thanks for the recipe!



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