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4.25 from 4 votes
Cook Time
25 mins
Course: Mains & Sides
Servings: 8
  • 3 cups cooked lentils or beans
  • 1 cup bell pepper or other vegetable, finely chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or other ground meat
  • 1 egg optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns
  1. Roughly mash the lentils with a fork.
  2. Mix the lentils, veggies, and meat with your hands in a large bowl. If you're going to grill the burgers, add an egg to keep them from crumbling.
  3. Add salt and pepper to mixture. Form into 8 patties.
  4. Grill the patties either on a barbecue or on the stovetop in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear until dark brown on one side, then flip them and do the same on the other side.
  5. Serve on toasted buns with your favorite condiments and fresh vegetables, like lettuce, tomato, and onion slices
  • You can use almost any vegetable to make these burger patties, except lettuce and other greens. If you pick a hard vegetable like potato, squash, or eggplant, you'll need to cook it first.
  • Make sure the vegetables are either small to begin with (like corn or peas) or finely chopped so that they cook evenly.
  • If you won't eat all the burgers at once, wrap the raw patties in plastic. Refrigerate for a few days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.

Serving size: 1
Total calories: 365 Total fat: 7 g Saturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 49 g Protein: 27 g Fiber: 6 g Sodium: 451 mg

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