Lentil Burgers

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I love making lentil burgers. The hearty flavor of lentils is a perfect replacer for meat and they are much healthier than mock meats. The thing I love most about this recipe is that you can really get creative and add in whatever you like. For instance, you could add in some cooked quinoa, rice or even veggies. I served this recipe with homemade sriracha onion rings......I will post that recipe very soon!!

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Makes: 4 Burgers

All you need is:

1 cup of dry lentils

1 cup of rolled oats

1/2 an onion chopped

2 garlic cloves minced

1 tbs of nutritional yeast

1/2 tsp of ground sage

1 tsp of mustard (use whatever kind you like)

1/4 tsp of coriander powder

1/4 tsp of salt

pepper to taste

1/4 cup of flour (I used chickpea but you can use regular all purpose. I actually prefer to use all purpose for this recipe.)

1 tbs of oil for pan


Preheat your oven to 375*

First cook your lentils by placing them into a large pot of boiling water. Cook for about 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and then place them into a food proccessor.

Next add the remaining ingredients and pulse until everything is just broken down and combined. Taste the mixture and add additional salt and pepper if needed.

Now use your hands to scoop the mixture out and form into large patties. *If you feel like the mixture is too dry and will not stick together just add in 2-3 tbs of water.

Next pour the oil onto a large cookie sheet and spread it out evenly. *Do not use too much oil. You just need enough to coat the bottom of the pan.

Place the patties on a cookie sheet and bake for about 8 minutes on each side or until nicely browned. *If you desire a really firm burger just turn off the oven and let the burgers rest in the oven for an additiona 5-10 minutes.

Now just top them with whatever you like and enjoy.

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These are the oats that I use.

Here is what the mixture should look like. Notice that it is NOT completely broken down.

The patties about to be cooked....

The finishe product.

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