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Lazy Lentil Burgers

We wanted a healthy, satisfying veggie burger that's incredibly easy to make. Behold: the Lazy Lentil Burger! With a 10 minute prep-time, it's proof that fast food can be healthy food too!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Yield: Makes 10 Burgers


We have used cannd lentils in this recipe (because of the laziness factor!) but you can also used lentils you've cooked yourself. Just make sure they're a sturdy brown or green variety, as red ones do not hold their shape well enough for this purpose. After cooking, drain and rinse your lentils and allow them to cool completely before blending. (For tips on cooking lentils, check out our guide to preparing legumes.)

You can play around with this recipe and add other herbs and spices to taste, such as ground chillies, coriander seed, cumin, tumeric or curry powder.

Cooked patties can be kept in the refrigerator for 4-5 days, or frozen in ziplock bags for up to 1 month. 


  • 2 x 400g cans brown lentils, drained and rinsed (look for varieties with no added salt)
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp homemade ketchup (or store bought, if preferred)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika or liquid smoke
  • 1 1/3 cups quick-cooking oats

To serve:

  • Whole wheat / whole grain buns
  • Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, or other vegetables of choice
  • Condiments of choice (ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, etc.)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 375°F. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place all ingredients, except for the oats, in the bowl of a food processor. Process until near-smooth (a few whole lentils will add a nice texture.)
  3. Transfer lentil mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add the quick-cooking oats and stir until well combined. Shape mixture into 10 even-sized patties and place on the baking tray.
  4. Bake burger patties for 15 minutes. After this time, flip them over, then bake for a further 10 minutes.
  5. Remove tray from the oven and allow the burgers to cool slightly. Serve on buns with assorted toppings, or as an accompaniment to salad and cooked vegetables.