The original lentil veggie burger recipe was kindly contributed by a website called Naturally Vegetarian Recipes which has since been shut down. R.I.P.
We substituted ground flax seed for the 4 eggs, but the basics are the same - lentils, sunflower seeds, oats, nutritional yeast.
This veggie burger recipe is a hearty family favorite, easily doubled for a crowd. The lentil burger mix can be made up ahead of time, and keeps well in the fridge for several days.
8 Servings (8 large patties)
Total Prep & Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Nutrition Data, 54g Serving (patty only): 194 cal, 23g carb, 8g fat, 294 mg sodium, 9g fiber, 10g protein, low Cholesterol, good source Vit E, Thiamin, Folate, Magnesium. Estimated glycemic load 7
This is an adaptable lentil burger recipe. As long as you stick with the basic ingredients & proportions, you can't go wrong. We made a few changes to the original recipe because we like to play with our food - feel free to do the same.
When starting with dried lentils, use 1 cup soaked lentils to 2 cups water. See our basic lentil recipe for lentil cooking method
As with any veggie burgers, the mixture should be stiff, but should easily form a ball, yet not be sticky. This recipe tends toward excess moisture, which makes for gooey burgers, so be sure to drain the lentils well, and let the mixture sit for the full half hour before cooking. Refrigerating the mixture for a longer time doesn't hurt. Add more breadcrumbs or quick oats if you get a gooey test burger.
Question: Can the patties be frozen before or after cooking for eating later? Thanks!! - Darci H.
Answer: Either. But before cooking works best because they don't get dried out. Thaw before cooking or they stick badly! - Savvy Veg
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Your recipe for Lentil Veggie Burger was very good. I made it and shared the recipe with sister an d a friend. I also shared a patty with my friend and she loved it. I believe that it would work as a loaf by packiong it into an oiled bread pan and baking it. When a bit cool take it out of the pan and serve sliced as if it were meat loaf - Norma L.