Vegetarian Lentil & Beetroot Burger

Vegetarian Lentil and Beetroot Burger

Vegetarian Lentil & Beetroot Burger

This vegetarian burger tastes so good you'll never eat a beef burger again.
Course: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: The Cook
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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 250 g cooked brown lentils
  • 325 g raw beetroot, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 6 tablespoons plain flour or cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra
  • 6 slices peeled fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 to matoes, sliced
  • 1 cup natural yoghurt
  • 6 sourdough buns or brioche

Recipe Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook the onion, garlic and chilli until soft. Transfer to a plate and place into the fridge to cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix the lentils, cooled onion mixture, beetroot, egg, turmeric, garam masala, paprika and ginger until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle in the flour (or cornmeal) one tablespoon at a time, until the mixture is dry and firm enough to hold together.
  • Shape mixture into 6 individual patties.
  • Place onto a tray and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes to firm up.
  • Heat the extra olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the patties and cook for 5–6 minutes each side, until caramelised and heated through.
  • Lay out all the remaining ingredients on a large chopping board with the warm patties and let people construct their own burgers. Season with salt and pepper.

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Serving: 1g | Calories: 557.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 85.1g | Protein: 22.4g | Fat: 15.5g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 338.3mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 18.6g | Sugar: 22.8g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%

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