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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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10th May, 2016
These were good, not too dry and didn't fall apart. I used tomato purée instead of mustard and put in less paprika than the recipe suggests. Also added some breadcrumbs before making the mixture into patties
23rd Apr, 2013
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.
12th Apr, 2012
Good flavours, but quite dry
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