Chipotle Lentil Burgers
Lentil Burgers are spiced to perfection with chipotle, chili powder, and cayenne. Homemade veggie burgers are much easier to make than you might think, and they're much healthier, too! They're great for meal prepping. Make them ahead of time, pop them in the freezer, and then defrost them when you're ready for lunch or dinner.
- 1 cup cooked brown lentils
- ½ cup cooked brown rice
- ¼ cup chickpea flour
- ¼ cup chipotles in adobo minced (include both some chiles and the sauce)
- ¼ cup roasted red pepper minced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 3 tablespoons onion finely minced
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro minced
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
For Serving (optional):
- Whole wheat buns
- Vegan Cheese Sauce
- Sliced onions
- Pickled Jalapenos
- Sliced tomatoes
- Chopped avocado
Preheat your oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix together all of the burger ingredients by placing them in a food processor and pulsing until everything is well combined. If you don't have a food processor, you can place the ingredients in a large bowl and mixing them together, mashing everything together as you go. A potato masher can help.
Form the burgers into four patties. If you have one, a ring mold will help shape them, but forming patties by hand is completely fine.
Bake the burgers for 20 minutes. Flip them and bake for an addition 5 to 10 minutes. They should be golden brown and firm.
Serve the burgers on whole wheat buns with all the toppings and enjoy!