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BrokeAss Gourmet

Baba Ghanoush Burgers

  • Prep Time 0:15
  • Cook Time 0:10
  • Estimated Cost $8.50

Beautiful eggplants and fresh parsley I picked up on a recent visit to my neighborhood’s new farmers market inspired these delicious pita pockets. Add some fresh yogurt cheese for an extra-special treat.


  • 2 pitas, cut in half to form 4 pita pockets $2
  • 1 15-oz can garbanzo beans, drained and smashed well with a fork $1
  • juice and zest of one lemon $0.50
  • 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped $1
  • 1 cup eggplant, very finely chopped (1 small eggplant or 1/2 regular eggplant $1
  • 1/2 white onion $0.50
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced Pantry
  • 1/8 cup Greek yogurt plus extra for garnish $1.50
  • 2 cups fresh spinach $1
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil Pantry

Recipe Serves 2


  1. In a medium bowl combine smashed garbanzos, lemon juice, eggplant, onion, garlic, yogurt and most of the parsley (reserve a pinch for garnish). 
  2. Mix well to incorporate and season well with salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for 4-5 minutes on each side. They may be a little flaky but don't worry--they'll still be delicious.
  4. Fill each pita pocket with spinach, a patty, a little Greek yogurt, a pinch of lemon zest and some fresh parsley.

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Jim Stewart, on May 14, 09:49 AM, wrote:

What a LADY! luv your style….best to you always

Dave, on Jul 27, 10:42 AM, wrote:

hey. that is awesome. I had a vision to make baba ghahnosh burgers and found your site. Its the only one with burgers on the entire net. way to go. I am having a the same problem that I always seem to have. My burgers dont get cooked. They just get really hot or burnt but are stay mushy like a hot hummus. I tried cooking them for over 30 minutes and I even tried the oven. any suggestions to solve my little problem.



ps great web site again

Garrett deRosset, on Apr 23, 10:35 PM, wrote:

I had the same problem as Dave. These were very tasty and refreshing never-the-less and fell nicely into the pitas.

Kendra, on Jun 13, 01:15 PM, wrote:

After making the one of these I realized I was having the same problem as Dave and Garrett. To remedy this I added about 3 Tbsp of flour to the remaining mixture, which soaked up some of the extra moisture. I also used a minimal amount of olive oil so that the surfaces of the patties developed a crispy surface almost as soon as they hit the pan. They turned out pretty well in the end.

Just found this site the other day, and as a brokeass college foodie I have to say I love it. Great recipes…keep it up!

judi togel, on Oct 3, 01:02 AM, wrote:

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ivory research, on Feb 17, 08:22 AM, wrote:

These burgers are amazing and the ivory research is just outstanding. People are having them for many reasons and are loving it to try something different from them.

Robinjack, on Apr 8, 06:04 AM, wrote:

These burgers are even great for Goldenslot and people can have it the way they want. They will love it and they need to know about it.

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