Drive-In Walnut Burger

Recipe courtesy Sandra Lee, 2008


1 cup chopped walnuts

3/4 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained

1/3 cup plain dried bread crumbs

1 tablespoon grill seasoning (recommended: McCormick)

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1 tablespoons olive oil

1 large egg

4 hamburger buns

Lettuce, tomato, avocado

Honey mustard


Set up grill for direct cooking over high heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking.


In a food processor, combine walnuts, garbanzo beans, bread crumbs, grill seasoning, paprika, pepper flakes, oil and vinegar and pulse until coarsely ground.


In a small bowl whisk egg, add to food processor and pulse for 10 seconds, just enough to incorporate egg. Divide into 4 equal-size parts; roll into balls, and flatten with the palm of your hand into 3/4-inch-thick patties.


Place burgers on oiled grill. Cook 4 minutes per side.


Serve hot on toasted buns with lettuce, tomato, avocado and honey mustard.