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Easy Lentil Veggie Burgers (vegan)

It’s official. I have a new favorite veggie burger recipe!

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I whipped these up a couple weeks ago on a whim for lunch and was so happy with how they turned out. Easy to make and packed with fiber and protein, too.

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I especially loved the flavor — almost like a healthy version of falafel!

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Easy Lentil Veggie Burgers (vegan)

Makes 6 burgers

These vegan veggie burgers are packed with fiber, protein, and flavor. Serve on top of greens or in a pita topped with avocado, salsa, and hot sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dried green lentils
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 5 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (I used 90 second rice)
  • Cooking spray to grease baking sheet

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375.

1) Cook lentils (and brown rice, if not using 90 second rice like I did — cook about 1/2 cup dry to get 1 cup cooked) according to package directions.

2) While the lentils are cooking, add garbanzo beans, garlic, mushrooms, and olive oil to food processor and process 30 seconds until somewhat uniform. Remove mixture and put in a large bowl.

3) Add cooked and drained lentils and all other ingredients to the bowl. Mix and mash until contents are evenly spread out.

4) Form mixture into 6 patties and place on greased or sprayed cooking sheet.

5) Bake 20 minutes, flipping once half way through.

Enjoy!

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These veggie burgers were even Matt approved, you guys will be happy to know! He enjoyed the flavor — especially when hot sauce was added :) He was really intrigued when I was making them because apparently he thought all veggie burgers were made entirely of mushrooms? Haha.

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What’s your favorite veggie burger recipe? Feel free to share links!

And if you like the sound of these, check out my other veggie burger recipes:

Have a wonderful day!

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Comments

  1. 1

    You have me interested in branching out to a new veg burger. My current favorite is Jenna’s black bean burgers-so good!!

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    Anne, those look delicious. I have never been a veggie burger enthusiast, but I love lentils and these actually look good. I will certainly give them a try. Black Bean and Pumpkin burgers sounds good too. I’m with Matt as far as the hot sauce goes. I will make these for me because I don’t like ground beef, but my husband won’t like them.If I were to give these to him he would say “Where’s the Beef”.

  3. 3

    These look freaking amazing.

    Can I come over for lunch?

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    I definetly need to try this one! I love the addition of brown rice! Sounds amazing :)

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    Mushrooms? haha! Lentils are one of those things that sit in my pantry forever. This is a good way to use some up!

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    Wow those look awesome! I need to try making those and the black bean and pumpkin ones.

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    What a great recipe!! I have some lentils in my pantry that didn’t know how to use! this recipe comes at the perfect time! :)

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    These look so good! I’m always on the lookout for new veggie burger recipes. I just made mama peas black bean burgers smothere in her mmmmm sauce. Oh my they were good!

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    Yummy! I love veggie burgers that are made from lentils. So flavorful!

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    YUM! These guys look delish! Thanks for sharing!

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    Lentils and burgers? Yes, Please!!

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    I love the addition of lentils to your burgers, they seem much more substantial! Yum!

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    Hi from Portugal!! There is a lack of spinach here, but I still think you’d like it. ;)

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    These look delicious! I’m always on the lookout for a new veggie burger recipe. One of my personal favorites are these buffalo black bean sliders http://anewvegetarian.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/buffalo-black-bean-sliders-recipe/.

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    These look awesome..definitely going in my recipe box! Finally something to do with that half empty bag of lentils I’ve had for way too long…

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    These do look pretty awesome; however, in all honesty, how’s the taste? :-)

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    Love me a good bean burger recipe! Just made sweet potato black bean burgers that rocked but these will be next on my list.

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    I love your black bean & pumpkin burgers so I’m excited to try this recipe. And if you by chance accidentally use pumpkin pie instead of pumpkin, it actually isn’t half bad! If you like your burgers with a hint of cinnamon! :)

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    danielle says:

    Hi, Anne,

    Just made these for lunch- delicious! My very first attempt at veggie burgers.

    The tomato paste is good for lycopene/blood pressure lowering :)

    Thanks!

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    This is my first Faanetastic recipe attempt…WOW!!! I’m not normally a post commenter, but these warranted a comment. They. are. awesome!!! Thanks for the recipe!
    The flavor combo is excellent. Good job, Anne!

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