Vegan Lentil Burger
Before switching to a vegan diet, I had never eaten a lentil in my life. I had no idea what they were or how delicious they could be. Now, Amelia is making all sorts of amazing things with lentils, including this delicious Vegan Lentil Burger.
People always ask us vegan eaters where we get our protein. Lentils are one of the best sources of plant based protein and this recipe packs 19 grams of it. To put that in perspective, plant based nutrition experts like Dr. John McDougall say that most adults only need between 30 and 50 grams of protein per day. That means this burger has about half of your daily protein requirements.
We like the Ozery Bakery OneBuns to cut down on processed carbs, but you can use regular hamburger buns if you want to. You can also use ketchup, mustard, Vegenaise or your other favorite toppings. Pairs well with oven roasted red potatoes or a side salad.
If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.
- 1 cup dry lentils your favorite color, rinsed
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 2 tbsp vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup shallots diced
- 1/2 cup carrots diced
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
- 3/4 cup rolled oats finely ground
- 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 6 thin sandwich buns or hamburger buns
- 1 large tomato sliced
- 1 cup lettuce
- Thoroughly rinse the lentils.
- Boil lentils in the water for 20 minutes until they're soft and most of the water is gone.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees after the lentils have finished cooking.
- Finely chop the shallots and carrots. We used a food processor.
- Saute the shallots and carrots in the oil until soft. About 5 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked ingredients with the black pepper, soy sauce, oats and bread crumbs.
- Form the mixture into 6 patties and place on a baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Serving size is 1 lentil burger.
Courtesy of Bunny Erica on Food.com.
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