Vegan Spicy Lentil Burger Patties

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It’s officially Barbeque season and these Spicy Lentil Patties are here to take your vegan BBQ’s to the next level. These patties are so extremely good. We’re talking golden brown and crispy outsides with a delicious spicy inside…not to mention the amazing meat like texture. It’s one of my favorite BBQ recipes and I already know I’ll be making these all year.
These vegan burger patties are loaded with smoky, spicy flavors and they’re so incredibly easy to make.

I love summer season and relaxed barbeques and there’s so many delicious vegan options to grill. But these burger patties have quickly made it up on my top favorite list. Not only because they are incredibly easy to make (and we all know I love easy and tasty recipes), but these patties are also healthy, loaded with plant based protein and the taste is unbeliavably good.
Think smoky flavors mixed with a bit of hotness and an exotic hint of asian flavors coming from the herbs and red curry paste. It’s so incredibly good and only takes about 5 minutes to make.

Meal prep friendly

These Spicy vegan Lentil Burger Patties come together in only 5 minutes and you can make them in advance and freeze for later. I like to make a double batch, shape them into burger patties and freeze them like that. When I’m ready to eat, I just get them out of the freezer an hour in advance and plop them on the grill and I’m ready to eat in 20 minutes.
You can also put them straight from the freezer and on the grill, but they will take a little extra time to cook all the way through.

You could also pre cook the burger patties and freeze them for later. It works just as well and will cut a couple of minutes off the reheating time.
When I freeze my burger patties, I like to place them in an airtight container, stacked on top of each other with baking paper between the patties to keep them from freezing together. It just make reheating them so much easier (plus you can take out 1-2 patties at a time, without needing to defrost all of them at once).

What’s great about this Spicy Lentil Burger Patties recipe:

  • Everything!
  • It’s packed with exotic, spicy flavors
  • Amazing meat like texture that holds together well in the burger
  • Healthy and loaded with nutrients and plant based protein
  • Vegan, Nut free and Gluten-free
  • Easy to make
  • Barely takes 5 minutes to mix the patties using a food processor
  • A Crowdpleaser at any BBQ or get together
  • Meal prep friendly
  • Budget friendly

what Lentils should you use

I always have a couple of large bags of dry lentils and pre-cook them as needed (because lentils is one of my favorite easy plant based protein sources). If you don’t have the time or don’t want to cook your own lentils, you can buy cans of precooked lentils that will work just as well for this recipe. Although the recipe is for mixed lentils, you can use one color or any colors you want. All lentils work in these patties, and the beetroot will give it most of it’s signature red colors anyway.
For my lentil burgers I like to use an equal mix of green and red lentils, but you can use any type you prefer.

Making the best burger

What makes a great burger? That’s a loaded question, because everyone has their own opinion. But I’m happy to tell you what makes a great burger in my opinion.

For me, a great burger needs to most importantly have a good burger patty and a good burger bun. Now that those essentials are covered, it becomes more tricky though. I like my burger to include, ketchup, guacamole, thinly sliced red onions and seaweed bacon.

But you can use any type of topping you prefer.

How are these Spicy Lentil Burger Patties made? It’s so easy:

Prep 5 minutes
cook 15 minutes
serves

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ cup pre cooked mixed lentils
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup cilantro or basil
  • 1/4 cup red onions
  • 1 medium size beetroot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of chili powder
  • 1 pepper, finely chopped

Pour the lentils into a food processor with the garlic, onions, cilantro and spices and process until everything is combined.
Shape the lentil mix into burger patties.

Cooking on the grill:

Place the burger patties on a hot grill and grill them for 3-5 minutes on either sides or until they are golden brown on the outside. Serve in a burger bun with all your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Cooking on the stove:

Heat vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet and cook the burger patties at medium high heat for 5 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown. Serve in a burger bun with all your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Cooking in the oven:

Preheat the oven to 350F.
Place the burger patties on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cook the burger patties in the middle of the oven for around 20 minutes or until they are golden brown on the outside. Serce in a burger bun with all your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Vegan Spicy Lentil Patties

It’s officially Barbeque season and these Spicy Lentil Patties are here to take your vegan BBQ’s to the next level. These patties are so extremely good. We’re talking golden brown and crispy outsides with a delicious spicy inside…not to mention the amazing meat like texture. It’s one of my favorite BBQ recipes and I already know I’ll be making these all year. These vegan burger patties are loaded with smoky, spicy flavors and they’re so incredibly easy to make.
Course Barbeque, Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Pre cooked Lentils Mixed colors
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/4 cup Red Onions Cut into quarters
  • ½ cup Fresh Cilantro or Basil
  • 1 medium Beetroot Peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Red Curry Paste
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of Chili Powder
  • 1 Pepper Hot or mild as you prefer

Instructions

  • Pour the lentils into a food processor with the garlic, onions, cilantro and spices and process until everything is combined. Shape the lentil mix into burger patties.

Cooking on the grill:

  • Place the burger patties on a hot grill and grill them for 3-5 minutes on either sides or until they are golden brown on the outside. Serve in a burger bun with all your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Cooking on the Stove:

  • Heat vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet and cook the burger patties at medium high heat for 5 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown. Serve in a burger bun with all your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Cooking in the Oven:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the burger patties on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cook the burger patties in the middle of the oven for around 20 minutes or until they are golden brown on the outside. Serce in a burger bun with all your favorite toppings and enjoy.

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