Ultimate Veggie Burger for the Grill

May 27, 2011

Vegetarians and vegans rejoice, you too can enjoy the burger bounty that is the start of summer grilling season. These burgers are hearty and tasty and may just be the envy of your meat-eating companions. 

Lentil Veggie Burger

1 cup green lentils
½ cup black or red quinoa, cooked
Ghee or coconut oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, crushed
1 medium carrot, grated
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder
lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt
Freshly ground pepper
Organic corn meal or gluten free flour

Directions: Cover lentils with 2 cups of filtered water. Bring to a boil and simmer until cooked - about 20-30 minutes. When cooked, green lentils are soft but hold their shape. Gently fry the onion in a little oil until beginning to soften. Add the garlic and carrot and continue to fry until soft. Stir in the cumin, coriander, paprika, and chili and cook for a minute. Add the onion mixture and rice to the cooked lentils and roughly mash the mixture with a fork or potato masher. Add the lemon juice, season with salt and pepper to taste and allow to cool a little. Shape the mixture into patties and roll them in maize meal or gf flour. Voila, ready to toss on grill. Another option is to fry them in a skillet for a few minutes and then toss on grill. 



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Shish's picture

Thanks for the recipe. I used it to adapt my own recipe. My only issue is that mine are falling apart in cooking.

john's picture

Rice is in the directions but not the ingredient list?