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October 11, 2011

Lentil Burgers

Satisfy your burger craving while eating light

  • Delicious for lunch or dinner. Michelle Riley/The HSUS

Serves 6

2 tablespoons flax meal*
6 tablespoons water
1 cup (225g) cooked lentils
1 (15-ounce) can (425g) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cup (340g) bread crumbs
1/4 cup (60g) chopped onions
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Combine the flax meal and water in a small saucepan and boil for three minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.

In a medium bowl, stir together the lentils, beans, bread crumbs, onions, oil, spices, salt, and pepper. Add the binder and mix well. Divide into six parts and shape into patties.

Fry in a lightly oiled pan on medium-high heat for five to 10 minutes, flipping carefully once. Serve with your usual burger accompaniments.

*If your grocery store doesn’t carry flax meal, you can purchase flax seeds in most stores. At home, grind the seeds in a coffee grinder to get flax meal and then measure two tablespoons of meal. The binding will not work with whole flax seeds.

Based on a recipe by Sarah Kramer, author of How it All Vegan!, The Garden of Vegan, and La Dolce Vegan.

For even more vegetarian recipes, check out VegRecipes.org.


(per serving)

Calories: 118
Fat: 9g
Carbs: 29g
Fiber: 6g
Protein: 9g

Read more from the Guide to Meat-Free Meals