These spicy bacon chickpea burgers are a fun way to mix up burger night.
I’d make a horrible vegetarian. I had about 10 different directions floating around in my head for chickpea burgers and pretty much all of them involved some sort of animal product mixed up in there.
Do non-vegetarians even eat chickpea burgers? I mean, I kinda love them. But, I also happen to love bacon.
And much to a vegetarian’s dismay, crispy salty Jones Dairy Farm bacon happens to go really well with smashed up chickpeas and some spicy sriracha in what I’m going to call this hipster’s delight of a burger. It’s got a crispy golden exterior with an almost hummus like inside except loaded with little bacon bits. Omg, wouldn’t that be the best hummus flavor ever? Bacon hummus. How has no one gotten on board that ship yet?! I garnished it with some spicy arugula and tangy yogurt sauce (yogurt + roasted garlic..easiest, best dip/sauce/spread ever and you’ll use it on EVERYTHING) for one heck of a delicious bite.
Pretty sure this proves pigs, legumes and plants can all coexist under one nicely toasted bun.
*This post is sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting my recipes for the brands I choose to work with.