Fish & Garbanzo Bean Burgers
1 lb of tilapia or white dover, or any white fish
1 cup canned garbanzo beans
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
Salt & Pepper
Mini–whole-wheat buns or rolls
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Put fish in sprayed pan and season with 1/4 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Bake until flaky, 7 to 10 minutes.
2. In a food processor, puree beans, parsley, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Put bean mixture into a large bowl with the egg and crumble in fish. Gently mix with your hands until it’s mixed, then form into 8 small patties.
3. Coat an ovenproof skillet with cooking spray and put over medium heat. Add burgers and cook until brown on one side, about 5 minutes. Flip them carefully and place in oven for 5 minutes.
4. Serve on mini-buns with lettuce, tomatoes and tartar sauce.
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Recipe and photo courtesy Vanessa Brown of www.INeverGrewUp.net and www.UtahsNaturalKids.com