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

    Sweet Potato Chickpea Veggie Burger

  • 1.5 lb sweet potatoes cooked

  • 0.5 n/a medium onion diced

  • 15 oz garbanzo beans can, rinsed

  • 2 tbs garam masala

  • 1 c frozen peas

  • 6 n/a whole wheat burger buns

  • 6 n/a slices of cheddar cheese


  • 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.

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