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Quick & Easy Lentil Burgers Recipe


  • 2 15 ounce cans brown lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika or liquid smoke
  • 1⅓ cups quick-cooking oats


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • 2. Place all ingredients, except for the oats, in the bowl of a food processor. Process until near-smooth (a few whole lentils will add a nice texture.)
  • 3. Transfer lentil mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add the quick-cooking oats and stir until well combined. Shape mixture into 10 even-sized patties and place on the baking tray.
  • 4. Bake burger patties for 15 minutes. After this time, flip them over, then bake for a further 10 minutes.
  • 5. Remove tray from the oven and allow the burgers to cool slightly. Serve on buns with assorted toppings, or as an accompaniment to salad.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. If you do not use canned lentils, make sure to use ones that are a sturdy brown or green variety, as red ones do not hold their shape well enough for this purpose.
  • 2. You can play around with this recipe and add other herbs and spices to taste, such as ground chiliies, coriander seed, cumin, turmeric or curry powder.
  • 3. Cooked patties can be kept in the refrigerator for 4-5 days, or frozen in ziplock bags for up to 1 month.

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