Mushroom and chickpea mini-burgers with flavoured crème fraiche

Weekends are there to spend more time with friends and whether they’re over for the big game or just having a day out, you need snacks. Like so many snacks, small burgers always go well at parties and these mushroom and chickpea mini-burgers will satisfy everybody, even those moving towards vegetarian diets. If you’re slowly moving yourself towards eating less meat, these burgers will also be a perfect gateway and you’ll still be happy with the flavours and textures.

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Mushroom and chickpea mini-burgers tips

The first step to burger greatness is making sure your buns are toasted and you can do that just before serving. The next, is to give those patties some high heat for a beautiful crust which you can still get with these high-protein chickpea and mushroom burgers. If you’re vegetarian or completely vegan, replace the egg with the aguafaba from the chickpea can to bind the patties and just leave out the crème fraiche. You can play around with the additions and serve your sliders with some sweet potato fries and onion rings.

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When you want some tasty sliders for your friends coming over, try these mushroom and chickpea mini-burgers with flavoured crème fraiche.

Mushroom and chickpea mini-burgers recipe

Recipe by South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association
Course: Main, SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy

Servings

8

sliders

Prep time

10

minutes

Cooking time

10

minutes

Total time

20

minutes

Ingredients

1 cab 1 chickpeas, rinsed

250 g 250 white button mushrooms

4 4 spring onions, sliced

1 1 egg

60 ml 60 flour

15 ml 15 chopped origanum

2.5 ml 2.5 ground cumin

2.5 ml 2.5 salt

60 ml 60 olive oil

rocket leaves

125 ml 125 crème fraiche

45 ml 45 coriander, chopped

60 ml 60 pine nuts, toasted

8 small 8 whole-wheat burger buns

Method

Place chickpeas, mushrooms, spring onions, egg, flour, oregano, cumin and salt in a food processor. Pulse, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides, until a coarse mixture forms that holds together when pressed. (The mixture will be moist.) Form into 8 small patties.Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the burgers until golden brown being careful not to break them.Toast your burger buns with some olive oil and butter.Mix the crème fraiche, coriander and pine nuts together. Cut 8 small rolls open and top with rocket, chickpea patty and dress with flavoured crème fraiche.

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