Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I got this recipe out of "The WIC Bean Book." I altered it a little to fit my tastes, adding chili powder and the veggie cheese. The chili powder is appx. is use your best jugdement. These burgers turned out really good; nice and tender, not hard like many of the frozen patties you can buy. Even my husband "the meat eater" liked these!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash lentil, add water and bring to a boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Lower heat, cover, and cook 15 minutes.
  3. Add onions and carrots.
  4. Cook 15 min.
  5. more or until lentils are very tender.
  6. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  7. Stir in bread crumbs, egg, garlic salt, oregano, and salt.
  8. Melt butter in large skillet and drop lentil mixtute by one-half cupfulls in hot butter; flattening mounds w/ spatula.
  9. Cook until firm and golden brown on both sides.
  10. Top each patty w/ 1 slice cheese; heat until melted.
  11. Serve on toasted buns.


Most Helpful

Super good! I did add some extra seasoning, poultry seasoning and hot sauce. They cooked up really nice and looked a lot like a regular burger. I'm freezing the extra patties to have on hand for a quick, healthy meal. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview May 19, 2013

Very good! Much better than the old lentil burger recipe I used to use. Our kids liked this one MUCH better. Thank you for sharing it.

Chef Mom 5 March 13, 2013

Everybody liked them (which says a lot!) even the meat eating husband! I only had about 1 Cup of bread crumbs so that is what I used and it still came together really well, I will probably only use that much from now on. I formed patties with my hands (a sticky venture but definitely no worse than shaping hamburger!) And I got probably 12 patties (not huge but decent sized) Even my husbands friends ate them (out of curiosity) and liked them. Definitely a keeper. thanks for sharing.

i8ntproverbs31 June 14, 2010

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