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Jen Hanlon’s sweet potato and chickpea burgers

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  • Dairy free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Wheat free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • No added sugar
  • Vegetarian
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in protein
  • 3 serves veg or fruit

Give TikTok star Jen Hanlon’s sweet potato burgers a go. They’re laced with chickpeas for a protein hit. 

  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes, + 15 mins chilling time
Jen Hanlon’s sweet potato and chickpea burgers


  • 2 medium gold sweet potatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 420g can Coles Chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1 tbs Coles Smokey BBQ Seasoning
  • 4 Coles Bakery Super Soft Rolls*, split, toasted
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) thousand island dressing
  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled, mashed
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 30g Coles Australian Baby Spinach & Rocket
  • Thousand island dressing, extra, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 2359kJ/564, Cals (27%), Protein: 17g (34%), Fat: 15g (21%), Sat Fat: 2g (8%), Sodium: 756mg (38%), Carb: 81g (26%), Sugar: 19g (21%), Dietary Fibre: 17g (57%).

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Cook the sweet potato in a steamer over a saucepan of simmering water for 10 mins or until tender. 

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, place the chickpeas in a large bowl. Use a potato masher or fork to mash until almost smooth. Add the sweet potato and seasoning and mash until smooth and combined. Divide into 4 even portions. Shape into 8cm patties and place on a plate. Place in the fridge for 15 mins or until firm.

  3. Step 3

    Place patties on a baking tray. Bake, turning halfway through cooking, for 20 mins or until heated through.

  4. Step 4

    Spread the cut sides of each bread roll with dressing. Place roll bases on serving plates and top with avocado, burger patties, tomato, onion and spinach and rocket. Drizzle with extra dressing. Season with pepper and top with the roll tops to serve.

Recipe tip


Got leftover baby spinach and rocket leaves? Toss together in a simple side salad, or blitz them into a homemade pesto using the recipe at

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