Vegetarian Sloppy Lentils in Pita

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Enjolinfam

I found this recipe in Cooking Light though I use vegetarian burger instead of ground lamb to make it vegetarian.

Top Review by Jamilahs_Kitchen

I made this for dinner and subbed beef burgers (cut up into the lentil mix )that I already had made up from the freezer. Served the yogurt on the side as well as the pita. Very nice and I like to make my burgers smothered in something usually I go for chickpeas so this was a nice change and reminder to eat more lentils outside of soup lol. Made for ZWT6 by fellow Looney Spoon Phoodie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and vegetarian burger; cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally to crumble up the vegetarian burger.
  2. Add lentils, cumin, and thyme; stir until seasonings become fragrant. Add 1/2 cup water, tomatoes, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook 15 minutes or until lentils are tender and mixture is thick (add additional water as needed). Discard bay leaf.
  3. Fill each pita half with 1/2 cup lentil mixture. Spoon 1 Tbsp yogurt into each pita half; top with 2 Tbsp cucumber. Sprinkle with mint if desired.

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