Black Bean & Lentil Burgers

My plant-based clients LOVE this one. It’s taken multiple experiments to get this recipe down, but I finally nailed it. The Black Bean & Lentil Burger is vegan, healthy, tasty and you’re not harming the environment (sorry, but we all know the beef industry takes up a ton of land space).

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Black Bean & Lentil Burgers

Amber Avogato
Delicious plant-based Black Bean & Lentil Burgers. Vegan and vegetarian.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 patties


  • 1 cup green lentils dry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small carrot shredded
  • 2 cans black beans rinsed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder I use Trader Joe's Chile Lime
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 gluten free breadcrumbs or oat flour
  • 1 tbsp mayo I use Sir Kensington's
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp BBQ sauce I use Noble Made
  • 2 eggs or flax eggs
  • 4 oz vegan feta (optional) I use Violife


  • Cook lentils according to package. This will take 30-40 minutes. Prepare the other ingredients in the meantime.
  • Saute green pepper, carrot, and onion until onion is translucent.
  • Add garlic, black beans, and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add all spices to pan and stir.
  • Remove from heat, and add lentils to pan. Stir and combine.
  • Add mixture to food processor or high power blender. Blend well.
  • Add breadcrumbs, condiments, eggs and blend well.
  • Remove from blender, and place mixture in bowl. Sprinkle vegan feta over mixture and combine with hands.
  • Pat mixture into 4 sturdy patties.
  • Heat olive oil in non stick pan, and cook patties on medium heat for 3-5 minutes per side.
  • Top with desired toppings. Guacamole and pickled onions are a great choice!


Avoid burning patties, and once patties have been laid out, only flip once or they will fall apart.
Keyword black beans, burger, lentils, plant based, vegan, vegetarian

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