Baked Chick Pea and Sweet Potato Patties / Burgers

[recipe adapted from my friend Nora at Life’s Smörgåsbord]

veggie burgers recipe with chick peas


  • 1 kg sweet orange potatoes (peeled, chopped, cooked in water and drained)
  • 500 g / 2 cups dry chick peas / chickpeas / garbanzo beans (cooked for about 2 hours and drained)
  • 2 – 3 onions / 500 g (chopped finely)
  • few garlic cloves (crushed or chopped finely)
  • olive oil
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh / frozen coriander
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • ½ – 1 pinch Cayenne pepper
  • 6 or more tbs plain flour
  • olive oil spray or olive oil plus silicon brush
  • salt to taste
  • 2 packets of Sazón (original flavour) – optional
  • sweet chilli sauce or tahini yogurt sauce (to serve)


  • Telfon sheets
  • baking trays


  1. Mash cooked previously sweet potato and chick peas. For the second one you may need to use food processor.
  2. Fry onions and garlic for a while in a little bit of olive oil.
  3. Combine potato, chick peas, coriander and onion mixture in a large bowl.
  4. Add spices, Sazón, salt to taste and at the end enough flour to stick all mixture together.
  5. Scoop out with even portions of the mixture, shape in your hands and place on baking trays lined with Teflon non stick sheets.
  6. Spray with olive oil spray or brush with olive oil.
  7. Bake in preheated oven to 180°C (356°F) for about 30 minutes, turning once half way, and spraying the other side of patties as well.
  8. Serve with sweet chilli sauce or tahini yogurt sauce.

Makes 25 patties / 60 ml each.


If you are looking for more chick pea recipes take a look at Moroccan Style Hummus with Caramelized Onions and Roasted PeppersRoasted Veggetables with Tortellini and Chick Peas or Homemade Smoked Paprika Hummus.

More recipes calling for sweet potatoes: Mexican Style Roasted Sweet Potato & Mixed Bean WrapsKids’ Favourites – Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes or Boiled Sweet Potatoes.

Your thoughts…

  1. What a great idea, Margot!

  2. wow, you made the chickpeas from scratch! Your burgers look great.

  3. Hi Margot, oh these do sound interesting! I have some dried chick peas in – this is SO bookmarked!! :D

    Rosie x

  4. Hi. I love hummus. I love chickpeas in soup. I love onions, sweet taters and of course chickpeas. I am baking some falafel now, I added grated carrot to the mix and I am making sweet tater fries to go with them and a side salad. . For the first time I made my own Hummus too, minus the tahini. I belong to a group and co lead it as well Called “the new out of control April Challenge” in my calorie counter. I try and post foods and nutrition facts. The other day was Hummus. Today is SweetPotatoes and tomorrow is the onion. I am going to tell them about this recipe and web site. Eat healthy, get fit and trim will follow. Bitzytoria

  5. These are great veggie patties. I am always looking for good ones.

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