Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
YieldsServes 4 (serving size: 1 burger)
AuthorAnnette Leonard, Eugene, OR,
Scared to try a veggie burger? This one will make you a believer. Packed with lentils and healthy veggies, we promise you will never even miss the meat.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Mix all ingredients except the oil and fixings together in a medium bowl. Form into 4 patties. Chill at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day, covered.

Step 2
2

Heat oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Cook burgers, turning only once, until browned and hot inside, about 5 minutes total.

Step 3
3

Serve each patty with fixings.

Step 4
4

*Find cooked lentils in vacuum packs at Trader Joe's or other well-stocked grocery stores.

Ingredients

 2 cups cooked lentils*
 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
 2 large egg whites
 3/4 cup cooked chopped greens, such as spinach or kale
 1/4 cup grated carrot
 1/4 cup chopped green onion
 1/2 cup coarsely grated cheddar cheese
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
 1 tablespoon olive oil
  Burger fixings, such as lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, pickles, and onions, and ketchup and mustard

Directions

Step 1
1

Mix all ingredients except the oil and fixings together in a medium bowl. Form into 4 patties. Chill at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day, covered.

Step 2
2

Heat oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Cook burgers, turning only once, until browned and hot inside, about 5 minutes total.

Step 3
3

Serve each patty with fixings.

Step 4
4

*Find cooked lentils in vacuum packs at Trader Joe's or other well-stocked grocery stores.

Lentil Veggie Burgers