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Lentil Burgers

Rated as 3.86 out of 5 Stars

"Easy lentil veggie burger adapted from SILVERWOLF's 'Butter Bean Burgers.' Additional vegetables may be added, as well as extra spices to enhance the flavor. You should also use whatever cheese you like."
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30 m servings 273
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 burgers)


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  1. Pulse lentils in a food processor until coarsely ground; transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix onion, egg, bell pepper, and bread crumbs with the lentils; add mozzarella cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper to the lentils and mix.
  3. Divide the mixture into four equally sized portions, roll into balls, and flatten into patties.
  4. Spread cornmeal into a wide, shallow bowl. Dredge patties in cornmeal to coat.
  5. Heat olive oil in a wide skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties in skillet until browned, about 5 minutes per side.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • This recipe was adapted from Butter Bean Burgers, as submitted by Allrecipes user SILVERWOLF.
  • You may also deep-fry them in 1/4 cup of oil, however I prefer them crispier.
  • You can mash the lentils by hand rather than use a food processor, just be careful to maintain a coarse texture.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 273 calories; 7.1 37.2 16.5 53 105 Full nutrition

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I altered the recipe so much, I may as well create my own recipe to upload. But I used this as a basis to create my own lentil burgers, because I wanted to have a cheap, healthy lunch on hand an...

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Looked simple but turned out some gross-looking lentil mush. I'm giving it two stars rather than one because some of this was operator error. For starters, there is nothing in the recipe that in...

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I altered the recipe so much, I may as well create my own recipe to upload. But I used this as a basis to create my own lentil burgers, because I wanted to have a cheap, healthy lunch on hand an...

I have actually been making this for years adapted from the exact same recipe! Its awesome!!! However, I do make it with a few changed sharp cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella, plain panko bre...

Tried to follow to the letter, but I didn't have bell pepper, so substituted some sautéed mushrooms and carrots; also sautéed the onions. Probably should have squeezed out the lentils and veggie...

Better than expected although I might as well have made a new recipe. I didn't know how many lentils to use for 2.5 cups cooked, so I used way too much and doubled the recipe. I accidentally ad...

Really drain the lentils. I added garlic and a bunch of seasonings to it as well. Very delicious. My Aunt's bf asked what kind of meat was in it!

These were great!!! We loved the flavors. I added some mushrooms and used planko breadcrumbs to avoid dairy. We will make them again. I did allow the beans to drain for awhile and put them in th...

I was concerned about the cornmeal, but it was a good idea as it added texture and crispness to the patty. As others have mentioned, I altered my take on the recipe and added curry powder, shred...

Really good - we've tried these grilled, fried and baked, and definitely prefer grilled. I skip the cornmeal, and do freeze the leftovers for a quick lunch later! Will skip the peppers next time...

This was a great starter recipe. I had to add more egg to get the patty to hold together and seasoned like crazy. I didn't even know where to start and this recipe definitely got me going in th...