Vegan Lentil Burger

0.0 out of 5 stars (based on 0 reviews)
Very good0%
View Reviews
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 60 min
Servings: 5-6

Add this plant-based dish to your Mexican meal rotation for an exciting twist on a classic burger. Packed with lentils, mushrooms, and seasoned with taco seasoning and salsa verde - the combination of just 7 simple ingredients will surprise you!


Shop Ingredients


( or substitute above 3 ingredients with 2 cups cooked lentils)

Easy sauce idea:  1 cup Vegan mayo + chopped red onion + chopped cilantro. Mix well and spread on bottom bun. Top with lentil patty.


How to cook the lentils:

  1. Rinse and sort lentils. In a large pot, combine lentils, water, and salt. Simmer for 20 minutes over medium heat, uncovered.
  2. Once cooked, drain well. Allow to cool on a large surface such as a baking sheet. Pat dry with paper towels.
    Note: Moisture will prevent patties from holding their shape. Spreading the lentils out will help them cool faster.

Making the patties:

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine 3 Tbsp olive oil and mushrooms. Cook for approx 2 minutes. (Mushrooms will absorb most of the oil.)
  2. Adjust to med-low heat. Add onions. If pan seems dry, add more oil. Stir for approx. 1 minute.
  3. Mix in lentils and taco seasoning. Stir for 20-30 seconds. Add salsa verde and combine well.
  4. Remove from heat and cool down by spreading out mixture on baking sheet.

Tip: For a quicker cooling period, place lentils in a fridge or freezer for 10-15 minutes. You want the mixture cold if possible.

5. Place lentils in a large bowl and taste for seasoning. Add more if needed.

6. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp at a time of tapioca powder into the lentil mixture. Make sure it is evenly distributed. If the mixture seems too loose, add more tapioca (1 Tbsp at a time.)
Note: The amount of tapioca will vary depending on how well the lentils are drained.

Cooking the patties:

Notes before cooking: Patties should be added to the pan immediately after preparing or prepared the day before and refrigerated prior to use.
A large non-stick pan is essential to prevent patties from breaking. A heat-resistant spatula is also ideal.
Leave enough room in the pan to easily flip the patties and prevent steaming.

  1. In a large pan over low heat, add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Form patties into a flattened shape (slightly smaller than a tennis ball).
  2. Place in a large pan, making sure not to overcrowd. Sear for 2-3 minutes per side. Lentils should feel slightly firm when done.
  3. Place on a bun and garnish with toppings.


With La Preferida, there's a whole family of products to choose from!
For Fans of
May also enjoy...
Customer Reviews

There are no reviews yet. Be the first one to write one.

Write a review