Jalapeno Lentil Burgers


A lentil burger that holds together well and has a slight kick from the jalapeno.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ¾ cup dry lentils

  • ½ cup grated carrots

  • cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ cups panko bread crumbs

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning


  1. Combine water and lentils in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover saucepan, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add carrots, onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic to lentils; cook until lentils are tender, about 15 minutes more. Remove saucepan from heat and slightly cool lentil mixture.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease an oven-proof wire rack.

  3. Mix bread crumbs, eggs, olive oil, salt, and Italian seasoning in a bowl; add lentil mixture and stir until well combined. Form mixture into 6 to 8 patties and place on the prepared wire rack; refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  4. Place wire rack with patties onto a baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until burgers are firm, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Burgers can also be cooked in a greased skillet, 6 to 7 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
8g Fat
36g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 565mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 314mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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