Delicious lentil burgers
These fiber rich lentil burgers are an absolute must-make to stock your freezer with! They’re simple to make, packed with flavor, and taste delicious over a salad, wrap or bun.
Pairing them with a simple side salad and a lemony yogurt dip is my go-to, but there are so many ways to enjoy them.
These burgers are 100% plant-based, and can be made gluten-free if needed. They’re a nutritious way to incorporate more whole-grains, fiber and vegan protein into your diet.
Lentils are so versatile, and really provide that hearty, meaty flavor when making veggie burgers. Brown lentils are the most widely eaten type, have an earthy flavor, and hold their shape really well during cooking- making them a great option for this recipe.
Would any lentil variety work?
Brown or black lentils would work best for this recipe because of their meatier flavor. I haven’t tested this with red or yellow lentils, but feel free to try it out and let me know in the comments below if you do!
What you’ll need to make lentil burgers
These burgers are flavored with simple spices and added veggies, and held together with oat flour which provides more whole-grain and fiber. Here’s what you’ll need to make these delicious lentil burgers-
- Brown lentils, preferably pre-cooked or steamed. You can buy canned lentil from the store to save some time. I typically grab the streamed lentil pack at Trader Joe’s!
- Onions & carrots for added veggies and flavor
- Oat flour to help bind the burgers. You can make your own oat flour by blended rolled oats in a blender, or substitute your favorite breadcrumbs (regular or gluten-free)
- Simple flavorings like soy sauce, ketchup and garlic
- Spices like cumin, smoked paprika, salt & pepper
These burgers are so easy to whip up, and store really well in either the fridge or freezer.
How to store your lentil burgers
The recipe makes about 6 palm-sized burgers. You can keep the leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days, and warm them in the oven or microwave when you’re ready to eat them.
If you wanted to double the batch, or meal prep these for a later time, you can store the cooked burgers in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. You can warm them in the oven or microwave when ready to serve, or let them defrost in the fridge overnight.
I love testing new bean based burgers to keep on hand because they’re so convenient to have around. This recipe is simple, nutritious, and SO good- I can’t wait for you guys to try it!