This recipe for Smoky Vegan Lentil Burgers will change your life. Once you start making your own plant-based veggie burgers, you will never buy the store bought versions again! They are so much easier to make than you may expect and they are a million times more delicious!
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Are these Lentil Burgers meal-prep friendly?
I am always busy so meal prep is a necessity in my life. I also hate doing the dishes every day, so if I can skip cooking on a daily basis, then I don’t have nearly as many dishes, yay! I make a recipe of vegan burgers every other time that I meal prep, and make enough for 2 weeks so I always have burgers in the freezer for a quick meal or even a snack. Snack? Yes, spread avocado and hot sauce or BBQ sauce on the patty and eat without the bun – perfect healthy vegan snack!
What Makes These Vegan Burgers Smoky?
The burger base is made with walnuts and lentils for a tender burger texture and infused with liquid smoke, smoked paprika, and other savory spices for a smoky and satisfying flavor. Top this burger with any of your favorite toppings and enjoy regularly!
My favorite burger toppings include tomato, onion, and pepperoncinis. In the burger pictured, I’ve added some vegan cheese sauce that I made extra thick by adding less liquid. This vegan cheese is oil-free and made with whole plant foods, making it perfect for the WFPB lifestyle or Start Solution diet.
Check out this video to see how I make them and 2 other delicious vegan meal prep recipes!
Smoky Vegan Lentil Burgers
- Prep Time15 min
- Cook Time25 min
- Total Time40 min
- Yield6 Burgers
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup lentils
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
- 2 TBSP flaxmeal
- 2 TBSP nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Mix until well combined and sticks together, but still with some texture. If the mixture is still too crumbly, add more oats or flour a couple tablespoons at a time until a stickier consistency is reached.
Form the mixture into patties and place on a lined baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, flip and bake another 10 minutes.