Chickpea Chilli Burgers Recipe | Veganuary

Chickpea Chilli Burgers



These chickpea burgers make a great barbecue treat. I love spicing mine up with chillies, but if you are catering for children or those with less spicy palates, you may simply want to omit these.


  1. 80g (heaping 3/4 cup) rolled instant oats (gluten-free if required)
  2. 1 ½ red chillies, deseeded (or ¾ tsp dried chilli flakes)
  3. 1 red pepper, roughly sliced into chunks
  4. 1 medium red onion, roughly sliced into chunks
  5. 1 ½ tbsp tamari or soya sauce
  6. 1 tbsp tomato puree
  7. 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  8. 35g (1/3 cup) sundried tomatoes, drained
  9. ¼ tsp salt and black pepper to taste
  10. 1 x 425g (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained, washed and rinsed
  11. 2-3 plump garlic cloves
  12. 1 small carrot, peeled and roughly sliced
  13. 15g (1/4 cup) fresh coriander/cilantro (or parsley if preferred)
  14. 1 ½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  15. 3 tbsp protein powder (Pulsin soya bean or pea)
  16. 2 tbsp ground chia seed
  17. 1 tbsp sundried tomato paste
  19. Include 30g (4 tbsp) of goji berries for a nutrient boost
  20. Spice it up! Curried chickpea burgers
  21. Add 1 tsp of ground coriander
  22. 1 tsp ground cumin
  23. 1tsp, ½ tsp turmeric
  24. Serve burgers with minty yogurt
  25. Try with different pulses. Black beans and cannellini beans also work well.



  • In a food processor or blender, mix together the oats and chickpeas. Pour contents into a large bowl.
  • In the same food processor or blender (no need to wash), add the remaining ingredients and whizz. Pour into the bowl containing the oats – chickpea mixture. Mix well.
  • Using your hands, mould the mixture into 5-6 large patties.
  • Chill for 20 minutes or overnight to firm up.
  • Pan fry in a little coconut oil for 7-8 mins, or grill or barbecue for 10-12 mins, turning half-way through to cook both sides.
  • Serve. I love serving mine with guacamole and lots of fresh salad.


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