Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Spiced Lentil Burgers

I created this recipe as part of the 21 day kickstart DIY Wednesday Lunch.

The flavours may seem unusual for a burger but they really work so wonderfully together to create an amazingly tasty burger. 
Enjoy on a roll or with salad. 
You could also roll this mixture into bite size balls if you would rather.

You'll need:
1/2 tin lentils, drained
1/2 onion, chopped
6 button mushrooms, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon each paprika, cloves, allspice
100g soft tofu
1/2 cup breadcrumbs

In a frying pan combine the mushrooms and onion with the garlic, ginger, paprika, cloves & allspice. Water fry until the onion begins to soften. Add the lentils and continue to cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables have cooked down well. 
Transfer the lentil mixture to a mixing bowl and add the tofu. Mash together well.
Add the breadcrumbs and stir til everything is well combined and mixture clumps together.
Using wet hands shape into burgers & place on a lined baking tray.
Bake in a preheated 200C oven for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Serve warm or cold.


  1. You always have these genius recipes that happen to include things I already have in my pantry. I'm so glad I'm subscribed to this!

    1. lol - glad you are enjoying the recipes! Sounds like our pantries might have similar content then ;-)