Lentil burgers

Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
The patties for these easy vegetarian burgers combine lentils with a mix of fresh vegetables for a hearty entrée that’s ready in just 30 minutes. The bouillon cube adds wonderful savoriness to the lentils and vegetables that you’ll be able to taste in every bite. Lentils have a lot going for them: They’re inexpensive, quick and easy to prepare (no soaking required), and offer a nice dose of plant-based protein. We’ve included breadcrumbs in the patties to help prevent them from becoming dry. Serve these burgers with your favorite toppings, such as lettuce, tomato, sliced avocado, or a smear of mustard.


Dry lentils

1 cup(s), red variety


1¼ cup(s)

Vegetable bouillon cube

1 cube(s)

Uncooked carrot(s)

½ medium

Uncooked celery

½ rib(s), medium, chopped

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

Dried oregano

1 tsp

Dried thyme

½ tsp

Dried plain breadcrumbs

1½ cup(s)

Olive oil

1 tsp

Hard roll(s)

6 item(s), cut in half, six 2 oz rolls


  1. Combine lentils, water, bouillon cube, carrots, celery, onion, oregano, and thyme in a saucepan. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in 1 cup bread crumbs. Shape mixture into 6 patties and sprinkle with remaining bread crumbs.
  3. Heat oil in a nonstick pan, add patties and cook until browned on both sides. Serve patties on rolls.