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Garbanzo Cakes with Tomato Sauce

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6 servings

Skillet-cooked until crisp and golden brown, these tasty garbanzo cakes are served with cinnamon-spiced tomato sauce.

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  • Process crackers in food processor until fine crumbs form. Add chickpeas, egg and half the onion; process just until blended. Transfer to bowl. Add cheese; mix just until blended. Shape into 12 patties, using about 1/4 cup for each.
  • Heat large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat. Add 6 patties; cook 5 min. on each side or until crisp and golden brown on both sides. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining patties.
  • Meanwhile, slice remaining onion. Cook in medium skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 5 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Stir in tomato sauce. Add cinnamon stick. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 5 min., stirring occasionally. Remove and discard cinnamon stick.
  • Serve patties topped with sauce and cilantro.

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Make Ahead

Uncooked patties can be stored in refrigerator up to 8 hours before cooking as directed.

Special Extra

Add 1/2 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne) to chickpea mixture before shaping into patties.


  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of fiber
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 3 Starch
  • 1 Meat (L)
  • 2-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

In addition to being a good source of fiber, these garbanzo cakes make a great meatless alternative to traditional crab cakes.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 350
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 880mg
Carbohydrate 46g
Dietary fiber 10g
Sugars 11g
Protein 16g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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