Bon Appetit; makes about 16 burgers, which freeze very well. This dish is meat and wheat-free, so those on a gluten-free diet can enjoy these burgers.
2 cups (340 g) shelled or frozen edamame
1 can (15 ounces, or 420 g) chickpeas, with liquid
8 ounces (227 g) sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup (65 g) finely ground raw cashews
1/2 cup (60 g) nutritional yeast
4 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
1 teaspoon Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 1/2 cups (420 g) chickpea flour
Oil, for frying
Place the frozen edamame and the entire can of chickpeas, including the liquid, in a saucepot and warm through. This step is to defrost the edamame; if you use fresh or precooked edamame, you can skip this step.
Combine the edamame, chickpeas and liquid, mushrooms, cashews, yeast, garlic, cumin, liquid smoke, liquid aminos, and salt and pepper in a food processor and process until smooth. Pour into a large bowl.
Slowly add the flour until a thicker consistency is formed. Depending on the moisture content of your mixture, you may need just a little flour or a whole lot.
Place the entire bowl in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes to stiffen up and make it easier to handle when forming the patties. Form into 16 patties.
Heat the oil in a sauté pan and fry the patties for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides.