Spicy Vegan Lentil Burger


Allergen and Diet Summary

Vegan
Dairy-Free
Eggs-Free
Nuts-Free
Gluten-Free

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Nutrients

NutrientGramsRDA
Carbs56.6g18.9%
of which Sugars6.6g7.3%
Fats12.3g19%
of which Saturates1.4g6.9%
Proteins22.3g48.5%
Fibers24.7g98.7%
* All data is per serving
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This spicy lentil black bean burger bursts with flavour and nutrients and is a mouthwatering vegan alternative to the regular beef burger.

Our delicious lentil fritters are prepared with black beans, brown lentils, carrots, and a blend of tasty spices, including paprika, cumin, and chillies. They are then served in a seeded bun and topped with a crunchy red cabbage slaw seasoned with tahini paste and sesame.

We have added ground oat and flaxseeds in the patty mixture to help the burgers stick together and make them totally gluten-free. Moreover, oat and flaxseeds are high in fibres and, in combination with beans and lentils, load each burger with almost 80% of your recommended daily intake of fibres. 

Also, being meat and dairy-free, this recipe has almost ten times less saturated fats than the regular burger, and it’s cholesterol-free, making it an excellent choice for those who want to cut on fats and calories or are on a specific diet.

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Ingredients


ALLERGY ADVICE Allergens are marked in bold

Vegan Patties

Onion45 g
Cooked Black Beans75 g
Cooked Brown Lentils65 g
Grated Carrots45 g
Parsley1 tbsp
Garlic Clove1
Oat Flour1 tbsp
Ground Flaxseeds1 tbsp
Paprika0.5 tsp
Chillies0.5 tsp
Cumin0.25 tsp
Cayenne Pepper0.25 tsp

Dressing

Tahini0.5 tbsp
Lemon1

Burger

Red Cabbage65 g
Gluten-Free Bread Rolls2
Lettuce20 g

step 1

Drain and rinse canned black beans and lentils.

In a food processor, add onions, beans, lentils, carrots, and fresh parsley.

Blitz the ingredients until you have a chunky paste.

You can add a splash water if the mixture is too dense and doesn't blend well.

Black beans and lentils blended with carrots and parsley

step 2

You can make your oat flour by blitzing oat flakes for a minute until they're finely ground.

Now, transfer the lentil mixture to a mixing bowl and incorporate oat flour, ground flaxseeds, paprika, chilli flakes, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Then, season with salt and give it all a good stir.

If the burger dough is too loose, add oat flour or if too dry, a bit of water.

If you have time, keep the mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes as, by doing so, it will be easier to shape into patties.

Burger dough with oats, flaxseeds, spices, and garlic

step 3

Scoop a handful of lentil dough, roll it in the palm of your hands and then flatten it down over a baking tray. Give the patty a nice round shape, and repeat this step until you have used all the mixture.

Now, bake the burgers for 20 minutes at 235°C (455°F) for static ovens or at 215°C (420°F) for fan ovens.

These vegan patties will have a lovely crust, but they will be slightly soft inside so handle them carefully.

Baked lentil black bean burger

step 4

Meanwhile, let's prepare the slaw and dressing.

Thinly shred red cabbage and put it aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine tahini paste with lemon juice and stir well until the ingredients form an emulsion.

Shredded red cabbage and lemon tahini dressing

step 5

Now, it’s time to assemble the burgers.

Slice the bread rolls and lay a handful of lettuce over the bottom half of the bun.

Then, place the burger over the salad, top it with the lemon tahini dressing and red cabbage.

Finally, cover the burger with the top half of the bread roll and serve.

These lentil black bean burger pair wonderfully with a cup of sweet potato chips and a fresh glass of lemonade!

Lentil burgers with wholemeal bread roll and lettuce

Tips

  • Make sure the beans and lentils are cold and well drained or the mixture will be too loose and the burger won't hold together.

  • For a boost of flavour, you can add a spoonful of nutritional yeast to the burger mixture.

  • You can replace carrots with cooked purple beetroot for a 'meatier' look.