Muffaletta Burger

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Muffaletta Burger

Muffaletta Burger

  • Author: Ontario Bean Growers
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Burger


Enjoy the flavors of a traditional Muffuletta stuffed into a burger. A blended chicken and bean patty is grilled and topped with provolone cheese and an olive spread for a little taste of southern comfort food. Serve with a side salad, with olive oil & vinegar dressing, for a complete meal.


  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (60 mL)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (5 mL)
  • 1 (19oz) can white pea beans (navy beans), drained and rinsed (540 mL)
  • 1 lb ground chicken (454 g)
  • ⅓ cup seasoned breadcrumbs (80 mL)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce (10 mL)
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper (5 mL)
  • ½ cup prepared olive tapenade or spread (125 mL)
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 whole wheat ciabatta burger buns


Preheat grill to 400ºF (205ºC).

In a small bowl mix together mayonnaise and garlic powder, set aside.

In a medium bowl, roughly mash white pea beans; add ground chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Using clean hands, mix well to combine. Form into 4 burger patties and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Place chilled patties on the grill and cook 5-7 minutes per side or until meat thermometer registers 165°F (74°C).

Serve on ciabatta bun topped with 2 slices provolone cheese, 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive tapenade and 1 tbsp (15 mL) garlic mayonnaise.


  • Looking for an easy and flavourful homemade tapenade recipe? Try our Black Bean Tapenade recipe.
  • To lower sodium content, use no salt added canned white pea beans.
  • Serve with a side salad with olive oil & vinegar dressing.


  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 853
  • Sugar: 3.7 g
  • Sodium: 3463 g
  • Fat: 53.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.9 g
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 47 g
  • Cholesterol: 177 mg

Keywords: Bean Burger, Bean Muffaletta, Easy White Bean Burger