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These eight ingredient Teriyaki Chickpea Beet Burgers can be grilled or cooked on your stove top for your upcoming Memorial Day or summer get-togethers.
These days my daughter seems to love a challenge – especially when I’m the one being challenged.
This past Sunday, the church we attend began with a series of trivia questions such as:
When do you peak in your ability to learn new languages? …Answer is 7 yrs
When do you peak in your chances of making a Nobel Prize winning discovery? …Answer is 40 yrs
When do you peak in your ability to remember faces? …Answer is 32 yrs
When do you peak in your ability to remember names? …Answer is 22 yrs
When do you peak in your ability to understand other people’s emotions? …Answer is 51 yrs
When do you peak in your vocabulary? …Answer is 71 yrs
…and so on…
Of course, as soon as the questions were out there, my daughter and I found ourselves pushing our grey matter into overdrive trying to guess an answer as close to the correct one as possible.
After almost nailing the first three questions, my head began to swell just a bit. It’s not often I win challenges with my daughter. But, by the 6th question, my daughter made sure to deflate my swelled head! Of course, she ended up almost correctly guessing most of the rest.
Revelling from her win, when we got home, she issued another challenge. Knowing that I tend to be a slow eater, she challenged me to see who could polish off three of these Teriyaki Chickpea Beet Burgers the fastest. Which isn’t quite a fair challenge I know – but seeing she’s heading off to college soon, I figured I’d entertain her. I had already prepared these burgers the night before and was planning on throwing them on the grill, but an afternoon thunderstorm made sure I cooked these on my stove top instead. And, as soon as I had placed these on a bed of shredded lettuce with some sliced avocados on the side and whipped up a dipping sauce with Kikkoman® Traditionally Brewed Soy Sauce, chili flakes and lime juice, the challenge was on!
These Teriyaki Chickpea Beet Burgers are super easy to make – and call for only 8 ingredients (all of which I picked up at my local Walmart), such as:
• Rolled Oats
• Smoked Paprika
• And, Kikkoman® Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce
…which you throw into a food processor and pulse for a bit. Then, just form the mixture into balls, slightly flatten them and either throw them on the grill or stove top immediately or let them sit in the fridge till needed. These would be a wonderful vegetarian option for any upcoming Memorial Day or summer get-togethers you may have.
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Teriyaki Chickpea Beet BurgersPrint
- 1/4 cup grated beets
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 cups chickpeas (I used canned chickpeas)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tspns smoked paprika
- 1 tspn cumin
- 1/2 tspn turmeric
- 4 tablespoons Kikkoman® Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce
- 2 tspns cilantro (optional)
- olive oil
Place the beets, garlic, chickpeas, rolled oats, paprika, cumin, turmeric, Kikkoman® Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce and cilantro in a food processor and pulse till well incorporated.
Then, using your hands, press and form mixture into balls, and flatten into burgers. You can refrigerate these for a few hours or use immediately.
If using immediately, you can grill the burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side or if cooking on the stove top, saute in olive oil for 4-5 minutes on each side on a low flame.
Serve on shredded lettuce bed with a sauce made with Kikkoman® Traditionally Brewed Soy Sauce, chili flakes and lime juice mixed together for taste.