Smoked Cheddar and Lentil Burgers

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Always on a quest to find a good veggie burger. This is untried but looks very good. From Cooking Light. Per serving: 354 calories, 8.8 g fat, 19.3 g protein, 50.7 g carb, 9.8 g fiber, 15 mg cholesterol; allow 45 minutes for chill time.

Top Review by Barucha

Thank you for putting this recipe online! I've been making it for years, and this is hands-down my FAVORITE lentil burger recipe. If I want to vegan-ize this, I use either soft tofu or Ener-G egg substitute in place of the eggs and smoked cheddar-style tofu cheese. Always comes out wonderful, usually a celebration dinner at our house!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the first 3 ingredients to a saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Cover, lower heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until tender; drain.
  3. Throw out bay leaves.
  4. Transfer lentils to a large mixing bowl; partially mash with a potato masher; cool slightly.
  5. Add oil to a medium nonstick skillet; heat over medium-high heat.
  6. Add in onion and carrot; stir/saute for 5 minutes or until tender; cool slightly.
  7. Add onion mixture, cheese, and the next 8 ingredients to the lentils; stir to mix well.
  8. Cover and chill for 45 minutes.
  9. Divided mixture into 8 portions; shape each portion into a 1/2-inch thick patty.
  10. Heat a grill pan coated wtih cooking spray over medium-high heat.
  11. Add half the patties; cook for 5 minutes on each side or until done.
  12. Repeat with remaining patties.
  13. Spread 1 teaspoon mustard on the top half of each bun; put 1 patty on the bottom half of each bun; top each serving with 1 tomato slice, 1/4 cup arugula and the top half of bun.

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