Rating: 4.5 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Really tasty patties that are somewhat healthier.

Recipe Summary

1 hr 21 mins
2 hrs 1 min
40 mins
1 dozen patties


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 1 1/2 cup water and lentils in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until lentils are soft, about 20 minutes. Drain any excess water.

  • Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add spinach; cook and stir until wilted, about 5 minutes more. Pour off any excess cooking liquid from the skillet.

  • Combine lentils, sweet potatoes, broccoli, onion and spinach mixture, Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, and garlic in a large bowl. Mix well to combine.

  • Whisk eggs, flour, vegetable seasoning, and black pepper into a smooth paste in another bowl. Mix paste into sweet potato mixture. Shape into patties.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry patties, working in batches, until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining oil and patties.

Cook's Note:

To reduce fat content, you can bake the patties at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 minutes per side.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

493 calories; protein 28.2g; carbohydrates 62.4g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 113.3mg; sodium 563.8mg. Full Nutrition