Julie's Lentil-Nut Mushroom Burgers

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I make batches of this veggie burger, and freeze patties for later. I usually serve it in pita bread. Yum! Adapted (tweaked and additional ingredients) from a recipe in the original Moosewood Cookbook recipe titled "Lentil-Walnut Burgers." Prep time includes chilling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a food processor, finely mince the appropriate ingredients listed above.
  2. In a saucepan, bring the lentils, vinegar, oil, and water to a boil.
  3. Reduce the temperature, and simmer, partly-covered, 30 minutes or until the lentils are soft and the liquid is absorbed.
  4. In the meantime (while lentils are cooking), saute remaining ingredients together over medium heat in butter and additional olive oil for 10 to 15 minutes and all are tender.
  5. When lentils are soft, and liquid is gone, place in large bowl and mash (or use food processor).
  6. Add the mushroom mixture to the mashed or processed lentils, and mix well.
  7. Chill for about 1 hour.
  8. Make 4-inch patties from chilled mixture.
  9. Note: uncooked burgers may be individually wrapped and frozen. For freezing, make patties, place wax paper between each patty and stack; wrap well and freeze (or wrap individually).
  10. To cook: Fry burgers in butter until brown, *or* broil about 8 minutes on each side. Try putting sesame seeds in pan to keep burgers from sticking to pan, if it is a problem.
  11. Serve either as patties, as burgers in a whole-wheat bun, or filling for a pita.
  12. Good with cheese melted on top, basil sprinkled on each burger is tasty also.
Most Helpful

This recipe is very confusing, with no indicating of which ingredients to chop and cook. I had to go back to the original Moosewood cookbook after trying to get through this one.

misfletc June 22, 2009

Really nice! I made two changes: as I was trying to use up veggie baked beans, I used instead of lentils, I also left out wine but in its place used some vegetable broth. I lightly sauted them(need to watch closely), but today I sprayed with slightly with olive oil and prepared in my George Forman grill. Great! Thanks Julesong.

Happy Harry #2 February 08, 2005