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Vegan Lentil Burger

No collection of vegan recipes can be complete without a vegan burger recipe. It takes only four ingredients to make my new Vegan Lentil Burger patty. It’s perfect with the sweet and spicy flavors of the creamy Mustard Sauce with Maple I created specifically for this burger.

Side view on the Vegan Lentil Burger with the lentil patty and the mustard sauce dripping put.

There are a few things that I could never live without: my bed, the sun, good food. And with good food I mean something that fills me and makes me satisfied.

At the same time, it should be healthy, too.

Sounds difficult? It is not, trust me. But what comes to mind to you first when you think about food that makes you really happy?

Sometimes it can be a good bowl of warm soup, especially in winter. Some other times, a fresh, fruit salad.

But the one food that always works for me is a stunning, tasty burger, made from fresh ingredients.

Top view on the open Vegan Lentil Burger placed on parchment paper.

Whenever I cook, I want to have fun. And I don’t know about you guys but I have lots of fun making burgers. Yes, and eating burgers.

But isn’t that the whole point of happy cooking?

A combination of fun in creation and enjoying your creativity. At least that’s what drives me to come up with new recipes for Contentedness Cooking.

Now the versatility of burger is what makes them also super attractive to me. Simple and delicious, you can combine so many flavors in one sandwich.

Depending on your mood, you can make it more hearty, pump up the spices, or give it a stronger veggie note.

Side view on the open Vegan Lentil Burger with mustard sauce being sprinkled on the patty.

After my last burger recipe, the Vegan Buffalo Burger based on kidney beans and tempeh, it was the right time trying something new for me: a Vegan Lentil Burger – incredibly delicious and an easy recipe as usual.

Do you know my other lentil recipes? Like the Coconut-Mango Stew or my Couscous Lentil Pilaf?

Why lentils? Because (a) I just like their taste and (b) they are so good for you:

They are full of good nutrients, are a good source of plant-based protein and are have a number of health benefits such as low cholesterol, improving heart health, digestive health, increasing energy, and helping with weight loss.

If you want to know more about this, check out the post about the “7 Health Benefits of Lentils” on MindBodyGreen.

The Vegan Lentil Burger is topped with fried red onions.

The best thing about the Vegan Lentil Burger recipe – besides its taste, obviously – is that you need as little as four ingredients to make the patties: lentils, raisins, walnuts, and gluten free bread crumbs.

A combination of more earthy flavors (lentil) with a touch of sweetness from the raisins and, of course, the nuttily walnut component.

Here this is complemented by the special Mustard Sauce with Maple: again a mix of spicy and sweet.

But that sauce is not just amazing as a topping for the Vegan Lentil Burger. I also recommend adding about 2 tablespoons of that sauce to the burger patty mixture for an extra flavor kick.

Trust me, you will love it.

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You can either bake the patties for the vegan Lentil Burger in the oven or fry them in a pan with a little bit of your favorite oil.

For the assembly of the burger: be creative! I used lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, roasted red onions in addition to the Mustard Sauce.

Do you like this combination? I’m curious to hear what you think of my Vegan Lentil Burger! You can leave feedback below, or write me on Facebook!

Cheers, Florian.

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Vegan Lentil Burger

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

No collection of vegan recipes can be complete without a vegan burger recipe - or two. It takes only four ingredients to make my new Lentil Burger patty. It's perfect with the sweet and spicy flavors of the creamy Mustard Sauce with Maple I created specifically for this burger

Ingredients

For the Mustard Sauce:

  • 3 Tbs yellow mustard
  • 4 Tbs maple syrup
  • pinch curry (optional)

For the Vegan Lentil Burger patties:

  • 1 cup (200 g) uncooked or two 14 oz (400 g) cans lentils
  • 1/3 cup (50 g) raisins
  • 1 cup gf bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) crushed walnuts
  • 2 Tbs Mustard Sauce (optional)
  • salt

Additional burger toppings (optional):

  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • roasted onions

Instructions

For the Mustard Sauce:

  1. Combine the yellow mustard and the maple syrup in a small bowl. Add a pinch of curry if you like and whisk together.

For the Vegan Lentil Burger patties:

  1. If you use uncooked lentils, cook them according to the manufacturer's instructions. Else rinse the canned lentils. Transfer to a blender.
  2. Add the raisins and walnuts to the lentils. Blend until you get a chunky mixture.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the lentil mixture with bread crumbs. Let sit for 5-10 minutes so that the bread crumbs can absorb excess moisture.
  4. Form patties an either bake them on the oven at 390°F/200°C or fry them in a pan with a bit of oil (recommended).

To assemble the burger:

  1. Use your favorite bun and burger toppings to assemble the Vegan Lentil Burger.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 596Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 433mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 13gSugar: 7.7gProtein: 28g

Dawn Agosto

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Aah! Just went to make this and realized I’m out of maple syrup! I have maple extract. Do you think it would work to mix it with honey? Or do you have another suggestion?

Florian

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Hi Dawn! It will work with honey. Let me know what you think. Hope that helps.

Frank

Saturday 24th of July 2021

As a cancer patient and widower, I’ve been having trouble getting getting the recommended calories, protein and fiber in my diet. I am a 50+ year vegetarian who shares your enthusiasm for a veggie burgers. Your Vegan Lentil Burger sounds not only absolutely delicious, but could also help solve my nutritional needs. If you have one, add me to your email list.

Florian

Saturday 24th of July 2021

Glad you enjoy it, Frank.

sam roberts

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

I love burgers, but my wife does not eat meat, so I was very happy when I saw this recipe, now I can cook not only a Burger but also my beloved wife. At what it looks so appetizing that I myself want to try it!

Florian

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Thanks Sam! Let me know how it turns out and what you and your wife think, enjoy.

Michrisha Eddins

Saturday 26th of September 2020

Hello, I'd like to know about the lentils being uncooked. The lentils cooks all the way through just from frying them in a pan?

Florian

Saturday 26th of September 2020

Hi Michrisha! You can use 1 cup uncooked lentils with typically 2 cups water, cook them according to the directions. Also feel free to use 2 14 oz canned lentils. Hope that helps.

karla

Sunday 17th of May 2020

This was delicious... I had to however play around with quantities as I ended up with a lot of lentils! Please can you clairify - whether from dry or canned - what is the amount of lentils (in grams) that end up in the recipe? e.g. a 400g canned lentils when drained is a different weight... and when you mention "2 cup (200 g) uncooked" do you mean 400g in total? Thank you! Just want to clarify this as it will be a staple dish in our house :)

Florian

Sunday 17th of May 2020

Hi Karla, I meant 400g per can including the liquid. Both cans taken together should be around 500g after draining.

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