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BBQ Chickpea Sloppy Joes

  • Author: Fork & Beans
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 BBQ Sloppy Joes 1x


  • 1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained, half mashed with the back of a fork
  • 1/4 yellow onion, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1/4 c. red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 c. my homemade BBQ sauce or use store bought
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 4 gluten free hamburger buns, lightly toasted

For the silly face:

  • 8 toothpicks
  • 8 green olives
  • 4 cornichons


  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, saute the onion, carrots and bell peppers with vegetable oil until they are soft (approx 5 minutes).
  2. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, BBQ sauce, salt and brown sugar. Mix well. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer uncovered on medium-low heat for 15 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add more salt and pepper at this point, if needed.
  3. Add the BBQ chickpeas inside each toasted bun.
  4. For the face, secure 2 green olives to the top of each bun with toothpicks, and add the cornichon in between.


  • Serving Size: 1 BBQ Sloppy Joe
  • Calories: 416
  • Sugar: 15.5g
  • Sodium: 627mg
  • Fat: 5.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 75.2g
  • Fiber: 14.2g
  • Protein: 17.5g