Garbanzo Cakes with Tomato Sauce

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  • 30 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 6 servings, 2 patties each.

Garbanzo Cakes with Tomato Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 34 RITZ Crackers (1 sleeve)
  • 2 cans  (15 oz. each) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, cut in half, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 cans (8 oz. each) tomato sauce
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 Tbsp.  chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Process  crackers in food processor until fine crumbs form. Add chickpeas, egg and half the onion; process just until blended. Transfer to bowl; stir in cheese. 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. Repeat with remaining patties.
  • Meanwhile,  heat separate large skillet on medium-high heat. Slice remaining onion. Add to skillet; cook 5 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add tomato sauce and cinnamon stick. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low 5 min., stirring occasionally. Discard cinnamon stick. Spoon sauce over cakes; sprinkle with cilantro.

Recipe Tips

Make AheadUncooked patties can be stored in refrigerator until ready to cook as directed.

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

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Nutrition Information

Makes 6 servings, 2 patties each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 360 
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 55 mg
  • Sodium 690 mg
  • Carbohydrate 46 g
  • Dietary fiber 9 g
  • Sugars 10 g
  • Protein 16 g
  • Vitamin A 10 %DV
  • Vitamin C 15 %DV
  • Calcium 25 %DV
  • Iron 25 %DV

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