Lentil Veggie Burgers


For Meatless Monday or for the vegetarians amongst your barbecue crowd, mix up a batch of these mushroom and lentil veggie burgers.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • ¾ cup dry lentils*

  • 1 ¾ cup water

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 8 ounce fresh cremini mushrooms, trimmed and chopped (3 cups)

  • 1 cup peeled and chopped sweet potato

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup lightly packed arugula

  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon yellow cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a medium saucepan combine lentils and 1 3/4 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes or until very soft. Drain any excess water.

  2. Meanwhile, coat a very large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook mushrooms, sweet potato, and garlic in skillet over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until sweet potato is tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool slightly. In a food processor combine the sweet potato mixture, 1 cup of the lentils, arugula and soy sauce. Cover and process with several on/off turns until mixture is nearly smooth. Stir processed mixture into the remaining cooked lentils until combined (mixture will be soft).

  3. Shape lentil mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties and sprinkle both sides with with cornmeal. In the same skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add patties to skillet and cook for 10 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F when inserted near the center of the burgers, turning patties once.

    Lentil Veggie Burger
    Andy Lyons


Or, omit step 1 and use 2 cups purchased cooked refrigerated lentils.

Optional Toppers:

Whole wheat pita rounds, red pepper jelly, mixed baby greens and sauteed sliced sweet miniature peppers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
8g Fat
36g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 5.6mg 28%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 3.5mg 19%
Potassium 722mg 15%
Folate, total 194.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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