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Brown Lentil Burgers with Black Garlic BBQ Spices

In a world where attention to healthy and sustainable eating has never been more important, integrating vegetarian dishes into our daily lives is becoming obvious for many of us. The brown lentil burgers with Black Garlic BBQ spices that we are offering you today are the perfect embodiment of this approach. Not only do they offer a tasty and delicious alternative to traditional meat burgers, but they also highlight the multiple benefits of a diet rich in legumes.

Lentils, in particular, are an exceptional source of nutrients. Rich in fiber, they contribute to good digestion and a prolonged feeling of satiety, thus helping with weight management. Their high protein content makes them an excellent substitute for meat, effectively supporting the body's needs without the disadvantages associated with excessive consumption of meat products, such as saturated fats or cholesterol. Additionally, lentils are a good source of iron, magnesium and folate, essential for our energy and overall well-being.

Opting for brown lentil burgers is not only a beneficial choice for our health. It is also a gesture in favor of the environment. The production of legumes has, in fact, a much smaller ecological footprint than that of meat, requiring less water and releasing fewer greenhouse gases. By choosing plant-based ingredients, we help reduce our environmental impact, while enjoying ourselves.

The recipe we offer you today is enriched with Black Garlic BBQ spices, adding a deep flavor dimension and originality that will appeal to even the most demanding palates. Whether you're already a fan of vegetarian cuisine or simply curious to discover new flavors, these lentil burgers are a great way to diversify your diet, by integrating dishes that are nutritious, delicious and respectful of the planet.

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 30 minutes (includes preparation of pancakes)
🍳 Cooking time 10 minutes
⏲️ Total time 40 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level AVERAGE
🍽️ Servings 4 burgers
🔥 Calories (approximate) 350 calories per burger (variable depending on toppings)

Ingredients for “Meatless” Patties:

  • 1 cup brown lentils, cooked and drained*
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons black garlic and maple sugar BBQ spice
  • About 1 cup oatmeal or breadcrumbs (to bind)
  • 1 egg (optional, can be replaced with a vegan substitute: 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for cooking

For the Toppings:

  • Burger buns
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Cheese of your choice (optional)
  • Red onion slices
  • Pickles
  • BBQ sauce or ketchup, depending on preference

Instructions :

Preparation of the Galettes

Cooking the Galettes

Assembling the Burgers

*To cook the brown lentils:

  • Rinse 1/2 cup dry lentils.
  • Cooking : In a saucepan, combine lentils with 1 1/2 to 2 cups water. Bring to the boil, then simmer covered for 20-30 minutes. The lentils should be tender.
  • Drain and let cool before use.

Canned Lentils Option:

  • Use about 1/2 can of canned lentils (drained and rinsed) to make 1 cup of cooked lentils.


Q: Can we prepare the lentil pancakes in advance?

A : Absolutely. Lentil pancakes lend themselves very well to preparation in advance. You can form them and refrigerate them for up to 24 hours before cooking, or even freeze them separately on a baking sheet before transferring them to a freezer bag for extended storage. To use them, thaw them in the refrigerator before cooking them as directed.

Q: What are the options to make this recipe completely vegan?

A : For a completely vegan version, be sure to use an egg substitute, like the flaxseed and water mixture mentioned, and choose vegan toppings. There are plenty of vegan cheese options that melt well, and you can opt for vegan burger buns to complement the dish.

Q: How can I adjust the texture of the patties if the mixture is too wet or too dry?

A : If the mixture is too wet, gradually add more oats or breadcrumbs until you reach the desired consistency. If the mixture is too dry, a little water or vegetable stock can help moisten it just enough to make the patties easier to form.

Q: Is it possible to add other vegetables to the patties?

A : Of course. Don't hesitate to incorporate other grated or finely chopped vegetables, such as zucchini, spinach or peppers, to increase the vegetable content of your patties. This will not only add extra nutrients but also varied textures and flavors.

Q: What sides do you recommend for these lentil burgers?

A : These burgers go perfectly with a fresh salad, baked vegetable fries, or a small portion of quinoa for a balanced meal. For an extra touch, you can serve an assortment of sauces, like spicy vegan mayonnaise or mango chutney, to further enrich the flavors.

Q: Can you cook lentil pancakes on the barbecue?

A : Yes, you can barbecue them for an authentic smoky taste. Just make sure the patties are firm enough before grilling, and use aluminum foil or a grill pan if necessary to prevent them from breaking.

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1 comment

Cool je vais essayer. Merci pour la recette. Une première pour moi.

Brigitte Mathieu

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