Spicy Lentil Black Bean Burger

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of which Sugars11.1g12.3%
of which Saturates1.4g7%
* 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.

In addition, 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 a great choice for those who want to cut on fats and calories or are on a specific diet.

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ALLERGY ADVICE Allergens are marked in bold

For the Sesame Slaw

Red Cabbage65 g
Tahini0.5 tbsp
Black Pepper0.25 tsp
Sesame Seeds0.5 tsp

For the Patties

Onion45 g
Garlic Clove1
Cooked Black Beans75 g
Cooked Brown Lentils65 g
Grated Carrots45 g
Parsley1 tbsp
Ground Oat1 tbsp
Flax Seeds1 tbsp
Paprika0.5 tsp
Chillies0.5 tsp
Cumin0.25 tsp
Cayenne Pepper0.25 tsp
Allspice0.25 tsp

For the Burger

Seeded Wholemeal Bread Roll2
Watercress20 g
Hot Sauce (optional) to taste

step 1

In a blender bowl, combine finely chopped onions, crushed garlic, cooked black beans and lentils, grated carrots, and fresh parsley.

Blitz until you have a smooth and thick paste.

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step 2

Transfer the burger mixture into a clean bowl and add ground oat and ground flaxseeds. Then, season with smoked paprika, chilli flakes, cumin, cayenne pepper, and allspice.

Stir until the ingredients are well incorporated and hold together. If the mixture is too loose, add oat flour or if too dry, a bit of water.

Refrigerate the mix for 10 minutes, this way it will be easier to shape the patties.

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step 3

Heat some olive oil in a non-stick pan until it sizzles.

Meanwhile, divide the burger mixture into the number of servings and make the patties.

You can use egg poachette rings to help you shape the burgers right into the pan (1).

Cook the lentil fritters for 5 minutes on each side until they are crispy (2).

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step 4

Next, prepare the sesame slaw by mixing shredded red cabbage, lemon juice, tahini paste, black pepper, and sesame seeds in a clean bowl.

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step 5

Now, it’s time to assemble these vegan burgers.

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

Place the burger over the salad and top it with the sesame slaw.

Drizzle it with hot sauce, if desired, and cover the burger with the top half of the bread roll.

Enjoy these delicious lentil black bean burger still warm with a side of sweet potato chips and fresh lemonade!

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  • 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.