Sometimes all you need is a burger. A big, juicy burger. With loads of trimmings and full of yummy ingredients that when whizzed together and made into a patty become so much more than a sum of their parts. This delicious Beetroot and Lentil Burger recipe made with wholefoods is satisfying as well as being healthy!
Vegan food, and in particular vegan burgers have come along so much in recent years. There are loads of commercial burgers out there for you to try, but let's not forget some of the classics! I first came up with this recipe back in March 2017! It is gluten free, tastes delicious and has easy to find, protein rich wholefoods in it. Yumm!
💗Why you'll love these burgers!
When making a vegan burger, a protein in the form of a pulse is pretty much essential and lentils are perfect for the base for a burger. They lend a peppery, meaty (in the nicest plantiest way) depth that squishes up easily to form a burger patty.
Beetroot with its earthy, sweet taste is a natural partner for lentils. It also lends a lovely red colour as well as a juicyness to the burger patty. Add in some fresh herbs and the spicyness of cumin and a hit of chilli and this burger is as delicious as it is easy to make and cook.
👩🍳Easy How to Instructions:
❓FAQ for Beetroot and Lentil Burgers
The ground linseed/flaxseed is the binder for the these burgers. I suggest squishing them really well into a patty shape before pan frying. A good non-stick pan is essential.
Yes you can! I suggest brushing with a little oil and baking on some baking paper so they don't stick.
Yes! Put them between layers of greaseproof paper to freeze. They can be cooked directly from frozen.
Yes! Just grate the beetroot and use a potato masher to really break up the lentils. (use gloves when grating the beetroot unless you want pretty pink stained hands!)
🍔Try these with..
How you eat your burgers is up to you! Stack them with all the condiments you can think of..
Why not try making your own garlicky mayo to slather on top? Our foolproof aquafaba recipe is perfect!
Or perhaps you would prefer to buy your mayo- We're big fans of the Follow Your Heart brand. (affiliate link)
And of course all burgers need some yummy vegan cheese slices - we're big fans of the vegan Applewood cheese for burgers! (affiliate link)
And obviously a big old splodge of ketchup is always a good idea. Our fave is Ruby in the Rubble's! (affiliate link)
I can't wait to make more of them.. and create some more yummy burger flavours to bring in the warmer weather.
Easy Beetroot and Lentil Burgers
- 250 g raw beetroot
- 300 g cooked lentils
- ½ onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 4 Tbsp flax seed mixed with 6 Tbsp water this is the binder for the burger
- ½ tsp chilli powder or to taste
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 25 g fresh parsley or coriander (about a handful)
- 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
- In a food processor, whizz up the peeled beetroot until smooth
- Add all the rest of the ingredients and whizz up again until you have a burger-ish kind of mass
- Form into patties. How many you make depends on how big the patties are. I usually get 4 burgers out of this
- Pan fry or grill until crisped up on the outside and cooked through. (about 5 mins each side)
- Serve on a bun with ALL the burger things you love.