Cooking at Home – Tasty Vegetarian Burgers

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Published Saturday, December 19, 2020

  • Makes: 8 servings

These yummy vegetarian burgers are made from lentils and are loaded with protein.


  • 1 1/4 cups lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup carrot (grated)
  • 3 cups bread crumbs (fresh)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (crumbled leaf)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese (sliced)


  1. Place lentils in a colander, rinse in cold water and drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add lentils, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Add onion and carrots. Cook 15 minutes more or until lentils are tender.
  4. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  5. Stir in bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder, oregano and salt.
  6. Melt margarine in large skillet. Drop lentil mixture by rounded 1/2 cupfuls into hot margarine. Flatten mounds into patties and cook until firm and golden brown on both sides.
  7. Top each patty with a thin slice of cheese.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers within two hours.

Source: Washington State University Extension, Favorite Recipes for Family Meals

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 prepared burger, 1/8 of recipe (238g)



Total Calories


Total Fat

12 g

Saturated Fat

4 g


38 mg


591 mg


50 g

Dietary Fiber

9 g

Total Sugars

6 g

Added Sugars included

2 g


18 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


210 mg


5 mg


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