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- 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
- 2/3 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 2/3 cup bread crumbs
- Salt and pepper
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 slices Cheddar cheese
- 4 hamburger buns
- Dijon mustard, ketchup or mayonnaise, for serving
In a food processor, pulse the chickpeas, green chiles and parsley until finely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and stir in the bread crumbs and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the egg and form the mixture into 4 patties, each about 2/3 inch thick.
In a large skillet or grill pan, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Cook the burgers for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for 3 minutes more. Top the patties with the cheese slices for the last minute of cooking. Serve the cheeseburgers on the hamburger buns with mustard, ketchup or mayonnaise.