Finally. FINALLY. The perfect veggie burger recipe. I had all but given up on making veggie burgers from scratch. Shaun and I both attempted, but they all ended up either too slimy [oozing out of a bun] or too dry [crumbling into pieces]. They never, I repeat never stuck together. When No Bull entered the C’Ville market, the days of [desperately trying to make] veggie burgers officially ended in favor of those beauties. I thought I’d never look back.

But wait.

oh my god.

I pulled a recipe out of my archives that I bookmarked a few weeks ago, eager to give it one more go. I have to say, Emily‘s Chickpea Hummus Burgers are the best. damn. veggie patties. I’ve ever made. Firm but moist, cooked without burning, and didn’t fall apart on a bun. Plus, all of the flavors of a delicious home-made hummus. Yes, yes, yes.

What’s more: No Bull burgers retail at about $10/4-pack in the off-season [they’re available at the farmer’s market for 8.50]. Assuming you already have the staples [olive oil, garlic, tahini paste, kosher salt], these burgers cost me $6 to make for four burgers [two servings!].

Served on a Whole Foods’ pretzel roll [$0.79 each] with leftover salad and vegetables from the fridge on the side and a whole lotta spicy mustard, these burgers are such a keeper. Shaun enjoyed his with a sampling of cocktails. He’s experimenting for “The Groom,” his specialty cocktail we’ll offer at the wedding. I’ve got an idea for “The Bride” already,* but did not sample any because as this post goes live, I will be at a dress fitting in D.C. settling on a dress and/or dying in the snowstorm, so I gave up some indulgences this week [after V-Day, of course…].



Thank you, Emily, for curing me of my ridiculous fear of home-made burgers.

For the Chickpea Hummus Burgers, head over to Daily Garnish. Emily is a great Washington-based vegetarian chef with some of the best veg recipes and the most adorable son!

Long Island Ice Teas and straight Tequila shots have already been vetoed.


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Courtney grew up in Reading, PA, and has lived in New York City (where she earned a bachelor's degree at NYU), Prague, Philadelphia, and Charlottesville (where she received a J.D. from UVa Law). Courtney and her new husband will settle in Philadelphia following a six-week Euro-trip extravaganza in September of 2012. Courtney's interests include music, writing, criticism, fitness, travel, cooking, and sports. Please enjoy the blog. LinkedIn: Tumblr:


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5 Comments on “Finally.”

  1. February 19, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    I’m going to have to try this. My veg burgers are always to crumbly…

    • February 19, 2012 at 8:49 am #

      same! i’ve NEVER been successful. i feel so accomplished thanks to this recipe, haha!

  2. Michelle
    February 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    exciting! i didn’t think i would ever attempt homemade veggie burgers because even ones i buy from the store get oozy.


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