Rockit Burger Bar's Chickpea Burger
A Better Burger
Rockit Burger Bar may have made headlines with the famous mac & cheese bun burger, but the Chicago restaurant is lightening things up just in time for your New Year's resolutions. The restaurant shared its chickpea burger recipe on "GMA LIVE!" this week to kick off 2014 in the most delicious way possible.
Place dried chickpeas in a container or bowl and cover with cold water, refrigerate overnight, at least 12 hours. After soaking, drain the chickpeas of all the water.
In a food processor, pulse chickpeas until finely chopped. Add all remaining ingredients except the feta cheese and diced tomatoes and pulse until just combined. Turn out mixture into a large mixing bowl. Fold in the feta cheese and tomatoes until combined. Form into four patties. Chill for at least an hour.
To assemble: Heat 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large nonstick sauté pan over medium heat. Carefully place each patty into the pan. Cook on each side for approximately 4 minutes on each side, until each side is crispy and golden and patty is heated through. Spread a half tablespoon of the spicy aioli onto each bun, top with a chickpea patty. Top each patty with two slices of tomato and a quarter of the sprouts. Serve!
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon Frank's hot sauce
In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Chill. Left over aioli may be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Recipe courtesy of executive chef Amanda Downing of Rockit Burger Bar and Rockit Bar & Grill in Chicago.
Course: Main Course