Spicy Lentil Burgers

These delicious spicy lentil burgers are not only packed full of taste but they’re low calorie and low fat too. Vegetarian and easy to make, they won’t cost you much either! 

These delicious spicy lentil burgers are not only packed full of taste but they're low calorie and low fat too. Vegetarian and easy to make, they won't cost you much either!

Folks, I’m hoping to prove to you today that just because these spicy lentil burgers are meat free and it’s not the middle of summer (well certainly not here in Scotland anyway!) you can still enjoy a really tasty burger.

Also the thing with some vegetarian burgers is the amount of work that has to go into them in order to make them.

Not so with these spicy lentil burgers!

These delicious spicy lentil burgers are not only packed full of taste but they're low calorie and low fat too. Vegetarian and easy to make, they won't cost you much either!

Minimal store cupboard ingredients and a couple of fresh peppers and these spicy lentil burgers are another excellent low cost quick healthy meal that’s on the dinner table in less than one hour!

Plus following on from the low cost and saving money theme that I started in the sweet potato garlic and chorizo soup recipe I thought I’d continue with January being a month of healthy low cost recipes too.

These delicious spicy lentil burgers are not only packed full of taste but they're low calorie and low fat too. Vegetarian and easy to make, they won't cost you much either!

You can serve your spicy lentil burgers with fries if you wish.

However, Lady Lynne and I find that there are REALLY filling and just a simple side salad of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and sliced red onion is all we need to accompany.

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These delicious spicy lentil burgers are not only packed full of taste but they're low calorie and low fat too. Vegetarian and easy to make, they won't cost you much either!
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Spicy Lentil Burgers
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Delicious easy vegetarian spicy lentil burgers. Packed full of taste, low calorie and low fat too.

Course: Dinner
Servings: 6
Calories: 177 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 160 g red lentils
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper finely chopped
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Low fat spray oil
Instructions
  1. Put the lentils in a pot and cover with 400ml boiled water. Bring to the boil, then turn down to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  2. Empty the lentils into a sieve and allow to drain, then place them in a bowl and mash them up a little.
  3. Add the onion, peppers, flour, coriander, spices and mix together.
  4. Stir in the beaten egg and season with salt and pepper.
  5. The mixture will be wet and using your hands you’ll be able to shape it into 6 burger patties. If it’s too sloppy add a little more flour.
  6. Spray a large non-stick pan with the spray oil and cook each burger patty over a medium heat on either side turning whilst cooking to prevent burning.
  7. Remove each cooked burger to warm oven to keep warm as you cook the others.
  8. Serve on burger buns with iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatoes and sliced red onion.

Recipe Notes

The lentil burgers can be refrigerated overnight, once made into patties prior to cooking.

 

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Lentil Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 26.7mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 29.5g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Sugars 2.4g
Protein 9.3g 19%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 144%
Calcium 4%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

These delicious spicy lentil burgers are not only packed full of taste but they're low calorie and low fat too. Vegetarian and easy to make, they won't cost you much either!

In summary I think that not only have I proved here that these spicy lentil burgers are an easy, cheap and healthy meat free burger alternative and you don’t need a BBQ to do them!

In fact talking of BBQ’s folks, I have to be honest in that ours hasn’t come out of the garden shed for 2 years.

Every time we plan a BBQ when it actually is summer the weather turns and we end up grilling the burgers instead!

Talking of the weather (which I frequently do on this blog) it’s currently ghastly. If you’re suffering from the same winter storms and gales that we are then you might want to tune in for next week’s delicious new vegan sweet potato and kale hotpot. Another recipe that’ll not break the bank!

Catch you then folks! 🙂

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Sweet potato and kale hotpot is a quick, hearty all in one healthy meal. It's perfect for winter as you'll find this low cost vegan stew is packed full of vitamins that help keep colds and flu away!

Comments

  1. I have plenty of lentils in my pantry but I always forget about them! Love the idea of making veggies burgers with them, perfect way to use them in a delicious and nutritious way! Pinning 🙂
    rachel @ athletic avocado recently posted…Easy Whole30 Appetizer: Cobb-Style Potato Sliders (Paleo!)My Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m exactly the same Rachel. Lots of lentils that I’ve used to make my soups lying around in kitchen cupboards.

      That was where this idea of making burgers out of them came from.

      Glad you like then and thanks so much for pinning! 😀

  2. Your lentil burgers look so delicious. I’m sure I’d slather one up with all sorts of condiments and layers of fixins. Thanks for the recipe.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Glad you like them Jeff.

      We’ve trialled them with all sorts of different condiments and our favourite compliment for these burgers was mango chutney.

  3. Homemade veggie burgers are the best and I just love red lentils SO much!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Me too Rebecca. I might see if I can use the other pulses in my kitchen cupboards to try and make burgers too.

      Like, I wonder if it’s possible to make veggie burgers out of yellow split peas? 😉

  4. You know I’m not a big lentil person, but these really look delicious…

  5. So sorry to hear that y’all have been plagued with a ghastly winter, Neil! It’s been quite warm on this side of the pond – I think we had a few days with temps dipping into the teens (Fahrenheit) but for the most part, it’s been in the 50s and 60s and quite pleasant!
    Speaking of pleasant, quick and easy veggie burgers always put a smile on my face – and these sound so flavorful and delicious! My daughter has been doing the vegetarian thing and I know she would so love these!
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan recently posted…Slow Cooker Three Bean Stew With CocoaMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I think you’ve blessed us with some warmer weather Shashi! 🙂

      Since I wrote and posted this recipe we’ve been enjoying much warmer temperatures and we’ve even been able to put our heating off!

      Still I shouldn’t say anything too soon as it could all change. Like when last Saturday it was hovering around freezing point and then on Sunday it was 9 degrees. Lol

      Hope your daughter will keep a copy of the recipe of these easy spicy lentil burgers for if ever she should need a quick vegetarian feed! 😀

  6. Are these okay to freeze?

    Thanks

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Tom, they sure are. I’ve got some in my freezer at the moment.

      Thanks for your taking the time to ask and comment. Neil

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