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Lentil burgers

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Serves 4

A vegetarian recipe for lentils - perfect to substitute ground beef in tacos, hamburgers or sandwiches or just as a side dish.

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  • 1 cup brown or red lentils
  • 3-4 cups of water
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 3 tsp parika powder
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • basil (optional)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


    1. take one cup of dry lentils put into a pot and add 3-4 cups of water, boil vigoursly at high heat for 10 minutes the turn down to minimum heat and boil for another 20 minutes. A little bit of olive oil and finely chopped garlic can be added to the water.
    2. Drain the lentils and put on a frying pan at medium heat, let the water evaporate then add a little bit of canola or olive oil. Add the rest of ingredients - 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic, mustard, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper. Fry/heat for 10 minutes.
    3. Take lentils and put into a big bowl and add an egg, then make little patties and fry them, or as a vegan altenative they can be eaten as a side dish or added to tacos without the egg. It will be a little more crummy but still good.

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cheflauren94's picture
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Not great, too dry too much paprika. Dont follow the recipe trust your own instincts, i should have. Mine all broke up in the drying pan i dont know how or why, but its just too dry. My only surviving burger is now in a roll with lots of ketchup.

reeldancer25's picture
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Good flavours, but quite dry