BBQ Cheddar Chickpea Burgers

These BBQ Cheddar Chickpea Burgers are the first veggie burgers I’ve ever eaten and I can’t believe they’ve been missing from my life for so long. They are so good that even my chickpea-despising and veggie-hating Official Treat Taster went for a second bite. Okay, so the burger was covered in so much sauce and cheese that he probably couldn’t taste the veggies or chickpeas, but that is beyond the point. The point is: these burgers are fantastic and you need to make them for lunch right now.

The original recipe calls for a food processor, but if you don’t have one (like me) don’t worry – you can still make these burgers. Instead of putting all the ingredients into a food processor, place them all into a large bowl and use a hand-held processor to mix everything together. This is what I did and it worked brilliantly. If you don’t have a hand-held processor, you could always try mashing the chickpeas with a potato masher and mix everything together with a spoon.

These burgers freeze really well. In fact, I have several mini-burgers wrapped in plastic and stored in my freezer for when I’m in desperate need of a snack, but want something healthier than whatever dessert I have in my fridge. I just grab a burger, blast it in the microwave for 4 minutes and devour my almost-instant, nutritious and tasty snack.

📖 Recipe

BBQ Cheddar Chickpea Burgers

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 burgers


  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped broccoli
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • 2 cups chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • cup grated cheddar cheese + more for topping
  • 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce + more for topping
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat the oven to 390F. Heat a small frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onions until softened.
  • Combine all the ingredients into the bowl of your food processor and mix until completely combined. Be careful not to over-mix - you don't want gloopy burgers, you want thick, chunky burgers packed with texture. Form the mixture into 6 burgers.
  • Lay the burgers on a baking tray and bake for around 30 minutes, or until crispy and golden on the outside.


Recipe adapted from How Sweet it is

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  1. Lisa

    They sound really good! I love a good veggie burger and need to try these!

    • Nicola

      If you like veggie burgers, then you'll love these! You could also add other vegetables - like peppers or even corn - to add extra texture and flavour.

  2. Not Your Ordinary Agent

    I'm so excited to share this with more folks! Yum!! You're featured!

    • Nicola

      How kind of you! Thank you so much - you've made my Monday much happier. 🙂

  3. Ambreen

    Sounds delicious, looks really good! Thanks Nicola for visiting me and for your sweet words 🙂

  4. Our Delightful Home

    This looks so yummy :).

    Mrs. Delightful

  5. Michelles Tasty Creations

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  6. Christin@FortMillSCLiving

    What a great introduction to veggie burgers!They look super yummy and healthy. Love that you added broccoli.

    • Nicky

      Thanks so much, Christin! Hope you like them 🙂

  7. Michelle

    What a great substitute as a meatless meal. Looks delish. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  8. Platter Talk

    Exceptionally tasty looking veggie burgers! A will try.

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much! I really hope you enjoy them as much as we all do. 🙂

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