Friday, June 25, 2010

Fish and Garbanzo Bean Burgers

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
Romaine lettuce
Tomato slices
Tartar sauce

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 and


Anonymous said...

I've been hearing all about this Vanessa whore. Had to come over to the site and check things out. So Stephanie's ok with this? She seems very judgemental of people, i can't imagine she doesn't have a few things to say about you, Vanessa.

Sharon said...

I made these for dinner, they were FABULOUS! Thanks again

Anonymous said...

Made these for company and they loved them, so glad to see all these veg. recipes. It is sometimes hard for me to find them.

Thanks Steph


Sarah said...

We watched your video in RS today and it made us all bawl, we love you. AND I made this recipe for Sunday dinner and it was a hit!

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M-Ware said...

just made these over the weekend! they were fabulous! thanks for sharing!!!