A great healthy option for the barbecue!


Total cooking time: 35 mins

Cost: £2.50 per portion

Nutrition info: Energy (449kcals), 2 of your 5 a day, high in protein.

What you’ll need: Baking tray, 2x mixing bowls, food processor/pestle & mortar (optional), frying pan, spatula, knife & spoon.

Ingredients (1 portion)

  • 1-2 sweet potato
  • 2 Jacobs cream crackers
  • 75g lean minced beef
  • ½ of canned chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • Pepper
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
  • Burger bap (wholegrain if possible)
  • Toppings: Onion, Salad tomato, Lettuce, Jalapeno’s.


Sweet potato fries

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Wash 2 sweet potatoes under cold running water.
  2. Cut each sweet potato in half lengthways, then each piece in half again so you end up with 8 wedges.
  3. Add to a large mixing bowl, then sprinkle over a tiny pinch of sea salt and black pepper, and ½ a teaspoon of sweet smoked paprika.
  4. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then toss everything together to coat
  5. Spread out into a single layer in a large baking tray, then bake for 35 minutes or until golden and cooked through. When cooked, take out and leave to cool.

For the burger

  1. Drain the chickpeas and then ground the chickpeas using a pestle & mortar or food processer.
  2. Break up the Jacobs crackers into small bits. Also chop up the herbs, onions & garlic.
  3. Add chickpeas, beef, dried herbs and plenty of seasoning into a large bowl; mix through egg (with hands is easiest). Shape into four equal patties.
  4. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan; fry burgers for 15min, turning midway, or until golden on both sides and cooked through.
  1. Make up the burger with fillings of your choice.