Lentil Walnut Burgers

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Lentil Walnut Burgers


SourceLisa Ruoff, DIY Veggie Burgers Class
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour


Recipe by Lisa Ruoff, as taught in our DIY Veggie Burgers Class. This recipe can be made vegan by substituting the butter with a vegan alternative and gluten-free by using gluten-free oats.


1 1/2 cup
lentils, green (or brown, dried)
3 cups
1 tablespoon
apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons
2 cups
onion, red (finely chopped)
3 cloves
garlic (minced)
celery (stalks, finely chopped)
mushrooms, cremini (large, finely chopped)
1 cup
walnuts (finely chopped)
2 tablespoons
sherry, dry
3 teaspoons
2 teaspoons
black pepper, ground
1 teaspoon
mustard, dried
1 cup
oats (breadcrumbs, wheat germ, or flour)


Bring the lentils to a boil with the water and vinegar, then lower to a simmer until the lentils are soft, about half an hour. Mash together.  In a separate pan, sauté the onions, garlic, and celery with the butter for a few minutes. Add the mushrooms, sherry and walnuts. Sauté together until tender, about 10 -12 minutes. Turn off heat. Add spices and mix well. Combine with the lentil and then add in the breadcrumbs, wheat germ, oats, or flour. Let cool before forming into patties. To cook, either sauté patties until brown, or broil in oven about 5 minutes on each side.