Red Lentil Veggie Burgers || Recipe


1 Cup Dry Red Lentils
1 Cup Breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
Cooking Oil/Oil Spray (I prefer the latter)
1 Egg
1/2 Bell Pepper (Colour of your choosing)
1/2 Onion
1/2 Carrot
1/4 Cup Tinned Sweetcorn

Appliances Needed:
Baking Tray
Large Bowl
Measuring Cups

Preparations: Dice all your veggies. Measure out dry ingredients (i.e., the breadcrumbs and lentils).

[1] Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and add in your lentils. Cook until tender for roughly 25 minutes, continuously stirring. If the water evaporates before they are done, add a little more.

[2] Sauté your carrot and onion in a pan with a little oil. Cook until tender, then add in your pepper and sweetcorn for the final few minutes. Put aside in a decent size bowl.

[3] Preheat oven to 400 F/Gas Mark 6 and line a baking tray with foil.

[4] Once done, combine all of your ingredients into your diced veggie bowl (yup, I'm using ultra high tech cooking speak. I know it's way advanced, but go with it. PS; That was sarcasm, but you knew that. Just checking. The Internet nowadays, huh?).

[5] Mix everything together until it forms a workable texture. Magically turn your mixture into patty shapes, I just eyeball this so go with whatever sizing/thickness you want. Just remember to adjust the time accordingly.

[6] Grease your foil tray with either a little oil or your handy dandy cooking spray, and cook the burgers on said tray for 25 minutes. Turn halfway through.

VoilĂ ! You're done.

If you're looking for some topping inspiration, look no further. I gotcha covered.

Optional Serving Suggestion:
Handful of Mushrooms 
Onion Rings
1/2 Avocado
Cream Cheese

[1] Fry up your mushrooms and onion in a saucepan with a minced garlic clove. This is worth it purely for the smell, trust me.

[2] Spread your cream cheese onto the bottom of your bap/bun (my partner favours his toasted, but I'm too lazy for that. If you feel like being fancy, go right ahead.), top with spinach, sliced avo, and your fried goodness.

Let me know if you try this one, I strongly encourage it!

If you try this be sure to tweet me a photo at @RootingBranches or tag me on Instagram at, yup, you guessed it, @RootingBranches.

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