Baked Lentil Cheese Burgers


One 14-ounce can of lentils, drained
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup rolled oats
1 egg
1 teaspoon chile powder (less or more depending on how spicey you want it)
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon crushed fresh ginger
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon salt (less or more depending on how salty you want it)
1 teaspoon sugar in the raw or brown sugar
freshly ground black pepper
grapeseed oil spray (or any neutral oil)
1 tomato, sliced
black sesame seeds
regular or lite Jarlsberg cheese, sliced
onion sandwich rolls


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and spray a baking sheet with the oil.
Combine the lentils, onion, oats, ginger, cilantro, spices, salt, pepper and sugar in a food processor and pulse until chunky. You want a mixture that is moist but not wet.
Let the mixture rest for a few minutes, then shape into patties.
Bake the burgers until they are deeply brown, about 8 – 10 minutes. Then flip and bake for 8 – 10 more minutes.
Serve with melted Jarlsberg cheese, sliced tomato and sprinkles of black sesame seeds on a toasted onion roll.


Susan Henshaw's picture

Want to try this.

Mike Thon's picture

Sounds great, but I'll try them with home cooked lentils.

Carlyn Yarbrough's picture

I'm going to try this making it Vegan by using soy cheese and egg replacer or not!! ...and also using fresh cooked lentils!! ..being I'm Vegan! ..It looks Great!!


Leave Your Preconceptions at The Door, Try This Simply Delicious Veggie Burger Recipe All you really need to make a delicious, homemade veggie burger is a can of beans, some eggs, and rolled oats or breadcrumbs. The good news is that you probably have most, if not all, of these ingredients at home. Add some different spices and fresh herbs, and the burgers can be flavored in a variety of ways. My favorite one starts with lentils, fresh cilantro and ginger, and is topped with melted Jarlsberg cheese. Check out my recipe featured on Good Bite! If you are looking for more ingredient and preparation ideas for burgers, check out a recent blog post in The New York Times “The Burger Experience Without Beef”.


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