Garbanzo beans have the highest iron content of all legumes. This recipe makes 12 servings.
1 large onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cps)
3 medium carrots, finely chopped (1 1/2 cps)
1 1/2 cups yellow, red or green bell pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 1/2 cups cooked garbanzo beans (or 2 cans beans, drained & rinsed)
1 1/2 cups cooked bulgur
3 T low sodium soy sauce or tamari
1/2 T curry powder
3 tsps ground cumin
1 1/2 tsps coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsps salt
3/4 cp potato flour
Note: to cook bulgur, place 1 cp bulgur that has been well rinsed into 2 cps boiling water. Cover pot, turn off burner and let bulgur sit for 1/2 hour. That's it. Cooks so easily!)
In food processor, mix the beans with all the spices. Place mixture in a large bowl, and add the finely chopped onion, peppers, carrots, bulgur and flour. Form into 12 patties. On lightly oiled griddle, brown the patties about 5 minutes on each side till lightly browned.