Sweet Potato and Chickpea Burgers

This recipe combines two of my favorite ingredients: sweet potato and chickpeas. They both work together so nicely in this burger recipe – the sweet potato provides sweetness and creaminess and the beans provide texture and protein. I enjoy mine topped with avocado and fresh citrus, but feel free to top them with any of your favorite condiments.

1. Preheat oven to 400. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and cook until tender. Drain.
3. In a large bowl, mash the garbanzo beans and cooked sweet potatoes together. Add brown rice, ground walnuts and spices and stir to combine.

4. Shape the sweet potato mixture into 8 equally sized patties (I used an ice cream scoop to make sure they were all the same size). Bake the burgers for 20 minutes. Carefully flip them over and bake for 15 minutes longer.

5. Once out of the oven, squeeze fresh lime juice over each burger. Top with sliced avocado and serve on buns or lettuce wraps.




Sweet Potato and Chickpea Burgers
Serves 4-6

All you need:
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into large chunks
1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained
1 cup cooked brown rice (or quinoa)
1/2 cup ground walnuts
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Cooking spray

Fresh lime juice, for finishing
Buns or lettuce wraps, for serving
Sliced avocado, for garnishing

All you do:
1. Preheat oven to 400. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and cook until tender. Drain.
3. In a large bowl, mash the garbanzo beans and cooked sweet potatoes together. Add brown rice, ground walnuts and spices and stir to combine.
4. Shape the sweet potato mixture into 8 equally sized patties (I used an ice cream scoop to make sure they were all the same size). Bake the burgers for 20 minutes. Carefully flip them over and bake for 15 minutes longer.
5. Once out of the oven, squeeze fresh lime juice over each burger. Top with sliced avocado and serve on buns or lettuce wraps.

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