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FLOJ Sweet Potato & Chickpea Burgers with Tangy Orange Sauce

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Cooking Time: 25 min
Total Time: 1 hour
Craving a burger? Try our FLOJ Sweet Potato & Chickpea Burgers with Tangy Orange Sauce. This healthy alternative is full of zesty flavors and vital nutrients like vitamin C. It’s the perfect addition to any backyard cookout.


For the sauce:
2 tablespoons 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 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
Sweet Potato Chickpea Burgers


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.</p 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.