Quinoa Lentil Burger

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This quinoa burger will have you hooked!

Our quinoa lentil burgers are out of this world! Don’t be surprised if even your carnivorous friends get a little curious and want to try one. These “super” burgers are not only super delicious, but they’re packed with quinoa and lentils, two foods that made our list of superfoods! This is what makes a quinoa meal one of the healthiest options available.

Our quinoa lentil burger recipe is full of flavor, but contains high amounts of vitamins and minerals to help prevent cancer and lower cholesterol. Quinoa lentil burgers are sure to satisfy your cravings for a burger with absolutely no guilt. Each burger has 13 grams of fiber, 17 grams of protein, and only 9 grams of fat. As far as healthy burgers go, this one is tops!

With tons of spices and honey Dijon mustard to add to the delicious taste, quinoa lentil burgers are delicious when cooked on the grill and topped with a nice thick slice of fresh tomato and a leaf or two of lettuce. Make a few extra patties to store in the freezer and enjoy anytime!

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Quinoa Lentil Burger

Loaded with vitamins and minerals, this vegetarian burger will even make the meat-eaters mouths water.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 burger
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

Burger Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 cup brown lentils cooked and drained
  • 4 ounces diced green chilies canned
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs or whole grain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Honey Dijon Mustard Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons honey

Instructions

  • Sauté onion in 2 teaspoons olive oil until tender, about 4 minutes.
  • Prepare Honey Dijon mustard by combining the ingredients and refrigerating until ready to use.
  • Thoroughly combine all burger ingredients in a large mixing bowl, make into 4 burger style patties. In a large skillet, on medium heat add 1 tablespoon olive oil, add patties and cook until brown on both sides, about 10-12 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite bun or roll, spread on Honey Dijon Mustard if desired.
  • Suggested toppings: sautéed mushrooms, tomato, red onion, romaine lettuce and Honey Dijon Mustard.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 679mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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31 Comments

  1. Made these today. OH…MY…GOODNESS! So tasty! I am not a jalapeno fan, so I just left them out and I added 1/2 tsp of chipotle chili powder. TALK ABOUT YUM!

    Tip: To form them into perfect burgers, I packed/pressed the mixture into a plain large circular cookie cutter. It made 5 really lovely sized burgers. I cooked one (7 min each side=PERFECT), wrapped up the rest of the un-cooked patties and put them in the freezer.

    I am a type 2 diabetic who was (after lots of hard work) recently told I could stop meds and control with diet/exercise (YAY!), so a bun was not an option in the meal with the carb load (which is NOT terrible, given the type of carbs in the meal).  I also used just Dijon mustard without honey. The blood sugar stayed ROCK solid! 

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  3. I made these for dinner tonight! They were amazing!!!!! I doubled the recipe so I would have leftovers. I wrapped them individually and put them in a freezer bag for later use. Love them!!!!

  4. Wow! Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe. I love burgers a lot. Actually my entire family does. I will definitely try this Quinoa Lentil Burger for sure. I am sure it will be out of the world. Keep sharing such delicious recipes.
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    1. I need some quick help as I want to make these for lunch. By 1 cup cooked quinoa, does it mean 1 cup of raw quinoa then cooked (so approximately 3 cups cooked)? Or does it mean only 1 cup of cooked quinoa? Thanks for your help! Can't wait to try!

      1. Anette, It calls for 1 cup cooked quinoa. So the ratio will be approximately 1/4 cup dry quinoa to 1/2 cup liquid. Let us know how you like the burgers! 🙂

  5. These were great! Try topping them with a vegan chipotle aioli sauce for some extra kick and flavor:

    1 cup Vegan Mayo
    2 Chipotles in adobo sauce (Not 2 cans! Two individual peppers from one can)
    2 tablespoons of finely chopped chives
    2 minced garlic cloves
    2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Blend all ingredients in blender and viola!

    Thanks again for the great recipe.

    1. Sarah, WOW…thanks so much for sharing your recipe with our readers. Sounds yummy! 🙂 I’m just curious about the vegan mayo, what are the ingredients?

  6. Thees are /so tasty/! I tried one out on my husband while I was frying the rest (and doing the dishes…ech) and he said it was pretty similar to a regular burger. When I finally tried one I loved it. I put it in a bun with Hellman's mayo and a little ketchup & mustard with pickles on the side. I'm so glad I made a double batch!

  7. Are green lentils ok to use? Also, I adore your recipes…I've lost 18 lbs since October and feel I owe a lot of it to healthier eating. These recipes are wonderful and easy and delicious…thanks for inspiring me!

    1. You are welcome! That's great about your weight loss:)!!
      To answer your question, yes, green lentils should work. If you try them, let us know how it goes.

  8. Looking at this recipe and want to do it. But I do not see how this recipe has a total of 68 grams of protein. 1 cup cooked lentils is about 18g. 1 cup of cooked qunioa is 8.1g. Rolled oats is about 4. Whole wheat flour would be about 8. Red Onion may be 2g. Wheat panko is 3g. Green chili 0, olive oil 0, seasonings 0, corn starch 0.

    18+8 +4 +8 + 2 +3 = 43 grams total. Divide that into 4 servings its only 10 each. Can you please explain to me why I can’t get the same work up you do?

    1. Our data for this recipe had a few mistakes in it. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. It has been corrected. 🙂

  9. I love these, I keep coming back to them, and if I don’t, my husband reminds me…they’re delicious. No idea why sometimes they hold their shape, and sometimes they don’t, even if I add eggs!

    1. Jason, I haven’t tried these burgers on the grill yet. If you do, try adding a bit more Panko or flour in order to ensure they hold up. If you’re not a vegan, an egg would probably be your best bet.

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