Veggie Burgers

These vegan burgers, made with lentils, are healthy, low-fat, and delicious.
Yield 8-10 burgers
Time 1 hour 10 minutes
  • saucepan with lid
  • wooden spoon
  • small frying pan
  • large bowl
  • blender or food processor
  • 1 c dry lentils, well rinsed
  • 2½ c water
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 T olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • ½ t pepper
  • 1 t soy sauce, optional
  • ¾ c rolled oats, finely ground
  • ¾ c bread crumbs
Directions Place the lentils, water, and salt in saucepan, bring to a boil, lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes, until water is nearly gone and lentils are very soft, with splitting skins.

Sauté the onion and carrot in oil until soft, about 5 minutes.

Mix the lentils, onions, carrots, pepper, and optional soy sauce in the large bowl, then mix in the ground oats and bread crumbs.

While still warm, form the lentil mixture into patties, which can now be frozen, refrigerated (for up to 5 days), or cooked immediately.

Cooking (2 possibilities):

  1. In a frying pan, heat a bit of oil, place a burger on top, and fry until brown, 1-2 minutes. Repeat on other side and serve.
  2. In a 400º oven, bake the burgers on a greased baking sheet until light brown, about 15 minutes.
Notes You can eat these veggie burgers as you would a hamburger – on a bun or toast, topped with ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, onion, pickles….

Also try true veggie burgers.

You can also use this recipe to make veggie meatloaf.

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One Comment on “Veggie Burgers”

  1. Thank you for this recipe. I always have these in the fridge or freezer. I have started to add finely chopped roasted red peppers to the mix. Delicious and nutritious.

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