With all the traditional toppings of lettuce, tomato, cheese, and pickles — you might decide these Veggie and Lentil Burgers are just as tasty and flavorful as a regular meaty hamburger!
- 2 cups cooked brown lentils
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2–3 whole fresh tomatoes, or about a cup of canned diced tomatoes with the juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, for cooking
- Buns, lettuce, tomato, cheese, mayo, sliced onion, and any other favorite traditional burger toppings for serving
- In the bowl of a food processor, combine the lentils, bread crumbs, eggs, cheese, and seasonings. Pulse a few times to combine.
- Add the oil, and then add one tomato (or about a 1/3 cup of diced tomatoes) and process for 30 seconds. The goal is to have a mixture that comes together to a thick paste. Add more tomato and process until everything is blended well and you have achieved a thick paste/dough that can be formed easily into patties and sticks together. The tomato is your liquid, so add just enough to achieve the paste, without adding too much, or else the mixture will be too thin to form into patties.
- Form the lentil mixture into 6 patties and cook them in the olive oil in a hot pan that has been heated to medium heat.
- Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until the side begins to brown and the middle is hot all the way through.
- Serve the hot patties as you would a traditional hamburger, with all your favorite toppings on a bun. And don’t forget the pickles!
- This isn’t a hamburger… The texture is much softer and creamier than a meat patty, so don’t expect it to taste like what it isn’t. That being said, once you have all those delicious toppings on a bun, you might not ever realize you aren’t eating a meaty burger.
- Category: dinner, meatless
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: lentil, veggie burger, meatless