The Perfect Lentil Burger

I have worked and worked to create the perfect lentil burger.  I have tasted and tried dozens of other people’s lentil burgers, studying their methods and scrutinizing their ingredients list.  I started experimenting with my own recipe creations for the perfect lentil burger over a year ago. I have had many fails.  They were flavorless, or fell apart too easily.  They were too fussy to make.  I couldn’t get the seasoning blend right.  Finally, I think I did it.  To me, this lentil burger is perfect.  It’s

The Perfect Lentil Burger!

meaty

earthy

mild enough to add on other flavors without being flavorless on its own

stands up to the grill without falling apart

The Perfect Lentil Burger

The base of this burger, (besides the lentils) is walnuts.  I used gourmet nuts from a local family-owned farm, called Corky’s Nuts, a new foodie find this year that I am really enjoying.  Instead of cooking the lentils from scratch, I used canned lentils from the store, so these come together really quickly and easily in the food processor.  Once you combine all of the ingredients, just form into patties and grill or pan fry.

The Perfect Lentil Burger
Write a review
Print
3765 calories
604 g
0 g
48 g
237 g
6 g
1040 g
1191 g
29 g
0 g
37 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1040g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3765
Calories from Fat 408
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g
74%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 30g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1191mg
50%
Total Carbohydrates 604g
201%
Dietary Fiber 262g
1048%
Sugars 29g
Protein 237g
Vitamin A
12%
Vitamin C
73%
Calcium
87%
Iron
413%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 14.5 ounce cans lentils
  2. 1 cup breadcrumbs
  3. 1/2 cup walnuts
  4. 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  5. 1 tablespoon onion powder
  6. 2 tablespoons steak seasoning
  7. 2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. 1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. 2. Process until smooth.
  3. 3. Form batter into 6 patties. Heat a large pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the patties for about 3-4 minutes one each side, just until browned.
  4. 4. Slide on a bun and pile with your favorite toppings.
beta
calories
3765
fat
48g
protein
237g
carbs
604g
more
VeegMama http://veegmama.com/

I recommend topping this burger 2 ways, either with…

1 Field Roast Chao slice

3 tablespoons of caramelized onions

1-2 tablespoons of your favorite steak sauce

or try…

dairy-free ranch dressing

tempeh bacon

avocado

Yum!  Of course, you can add your own favorite toppings with equally delicious results!  I seriously can’t get enough of this burger.  Please tell me what you think of my perfect lentil burger, and list your favorite toppings in the comments below.

Photo credit: Lana Lee Photography

The Perfect Lentil Burger