Vegan Spiced Lentil Burgers

Vegan Spiced Lentil Burgers

I can’t believe I haven’t posted a burger recipe on here yet! It seems especially ridiculous considering I rave about vegan burgers on the blog all the time.

In fact, if you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll know about my long standing love affair. Wherever I go I try their burgers, in Brooklyn, in Manhattan, in Brixton, in Hackney, in Brighton, simply everywhere…

Soooo, today’s the day. Here comes my very first veggie burger recipe: Crispy spiced lentil burgers. Pretty sure it won’t be the last.

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Vegan Spiced Lentil Burgers Vegan Spiced Lentil Burgers

Vegan Spiced Lentil Burgers
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Serves: 10 patties
  • 200g brown lentils
  • 1 stock cube (10g)
  • 1l water
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 200ml vegetable oil
  • 1 medium hot chilli pepper
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • 200g plain white flour
  1. Place the lentils and the water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add the stock cube, turn down the heat and let it bubble, stir occasionally.
  2. Roughly chop the onion and the garlic cloves and place them in a blender or food-processor. Add vegetable oil, a chopped chilli pepper, tomato paste, soy sauce, smoked paprika, ground cumin and dried sage. Blitz until you have a smooth, thin paste or sauce.
  3. Once the lentils have soaked up most of the water and are fully cooked beat them with a whisk. Whisk until the lentils start breaking down then add the sauce you just blended and stir until everything is well combined.
  4. Cook the mixture for 5 more minutes then take it off the hob and start mixing in the flour. Roll the dough-like mixture into balls and then flatten them into burger patties. If the dough is too soft to work with add a little bit more flour.
  5. Now you have to choose from 3 different baking methods.
  6. You can either fry the patties in (a generous amount) of oil in a pan, which makes them crispy outside with a soft centre.
  7. Or you can bake them in a pre-heated oven at 180˚C for 25 minutes, then flip the patties and bake them for another 15 minutes.
  8. The third option is baking them first and then frying them in a pan to make them extra crispy.
  9. I kept it simple and just had them in a seeded bun with scoop of mustard and ketchup. Enjoy!

Vegan Spiced Lentil Burgers Vegan Spiced Lentil Burgers



  • Reply
    March 3, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    They look and sound amazing! Good to see a mostly protein burger as I’m not too keen on carb loading 😂

    • Reply
      March 3, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you feel the same way. I’m trying to get more protein into my diet at the moment which means a lot of pulses. X Alex

  • Reply
    March 3, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I love lentils and I love veggie burgers! These look stunning!!

    • Reply
      March 4, 2017 at 12:37 am

      Thank you!! Veggie burgers are the best!

  • Reply
    Jesse Gabriel
    March 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Das Rezept klingt wirklich gut aber sind sie sich sicher das 200 ml Öl verwendet werden sollen?
    Ich denke es ist zuviel!
    Viele Grüße sendet, Jesse Gabriel

    • Reply
      March 4, 2017 at 12:21 am

      Danke! Das Rezept funktioniert auch mit etwas weniger Öl. Die Burger schmecken allerdings saftiger und etwas mehr “fleischig” mit mehr Öl, da Fleisch viel mehr Fett enthält als Linsen.
      Viel Glück! Alex

  • Reply
    March 14, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Hi, just wanted to let you know that none of your P’s are working…when I click to pin, it just gives me a blown up photo…I really like pinning recipes when I find a good one…will copy for my folder…thx!

    • Reply
      March 14, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you for letting me know!! I’ll try and fix is asap. X Alex

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