FLOJ Sweet Potato & Chickpea Burgers with Tangy Orange Sauce

Craving a burger? Try our FLOJ Sweet Potato & Chickpea Burgers with Tangy Orange Sauce. This healthy alternative is full of zesty flavours and vital nutrients. It’s the perfect addition to any backyard cookout.

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Florida Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, grated

For the burgers:

  • 2 1/2 cups (600ml) Florida Orange Juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, divided
  • Arugula, for garnish
  • Red onion, for garnish
  • 6 whole-wheat buns, thin sandwich slices or hearty lettuce leaves


Prep TimeCook TimeTotal Time
40 minutes20 minutes1 hour

To make the sauce:

Place the orange juice, mustard, horseradish, mayonnaise and garlic in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

To make the burgers:

Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place 2 cups of the orange juice and water in a small saucepan, set over high heat and bring to a boil. Add the rice, cover and reduce the heat to maintain a bare simmer. Cook until the rice is tender, 55 to 60 minutes.

In the meantime, place the sweet potatoes, chickpeas and remaining 1/2 cup orange juice in a small baking dish. Cover and roast until sweet potatoes are tender, 35 to 40 minutes.

Transfer the potatoes and chickpeas to a food processor and process until somewhat, but not completely smooth. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and add the rice, breadcrumbs, salt, cumin, garlic powder and coriander. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Shape the mixture into 6 patties.

Place 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil in a large sauté pan, set over medium heat and when the oil shimmers, add the patties. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and carefully flip the patties. Continue cooking until heated through and browned, about 3 minutes.

Serve burgers topped with sauce and garnished with arugula and onion.