Celebrate meatless Monday with a veggie burger patty that’s neither processed nor dressed in preservatives. Cook Smarts’ recipe for sweet potato and chickpea burgers will give you a fresh and filling alternative to a classic American meat dish. A dash of garam masala spice and tasty peas kicks up the flavor and texture in these meatless patties. This is a great way to get your fill of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber. Fire up that oven and you could be chomping on these burgers in 35 minutes flat!
Ingredients for servings
Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
Halve and score the sweet potatoes.
Place into a microwave-safe pan. Add in 2 tablespoons of water, cover with a damp paper towel, and pop into the microwave for 5 to 8 minutes.
Allow sweet potatoes to cool.
Scoop flesh of sweet potatoes into a food processor.
Add in drained chickpeas, garam masala, generous dash of salt, and onions. Pulse until everything is combined.
Add in peas and then form into 6 to 8 patties.
Place onto a sheet pan lined with foil and sprayed with cooking oil.
Add some cooking oil to a pan and sear the patties for 2 to 3 minutes until a nice golden color is achieved.
Move patties back onto sheet pan. Bake patties in the oven for 15 minutes.
Add cheese in the last 2 minutes.
Take patties out of the oven and serve over whole wheat burger buns.