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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!

Spicy Lentil Burgers

Delicious easy vegetarian spicy lentil burgers. Packed full of taste, low calorie and low fat too.
Course Dinner
Cuisine International
Keyword easy vegetarian spicy lentil burgers, lentil burgers recipe, meat free spicy lentil burgers
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 177kcal
Author Neil


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Empty the lentils into a sieve and allow to drain, then place them in a bowl and mash them up a little.
  • Add the onion, peppers, flour, coriander, spices and mix together.
  • Stir in the beaten egg and season with salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove each cooked burger to warm oven to keep warm as you cook the others.
  • Serve on burger buns with iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatoes and sliced red onion.


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


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.5g | Protein: 9.3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 26.7mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 2.4g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 118.8mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.7mg