Mushroom Lentil Burgers

Mushroom Lentil Burgers

For those seeking a heartier option, mushroom lentil burgers offer a satisfying umami-rich experience. With a combination of earthy mushrooms, protein-packed lentils, and savory seasonings, the resulting burger is better than any meaty counterpart. Serve them with your favorite condiments at a summer barbecue or picnic.

Health Benefits –  soy free, gluten free, low sugar, nut free

Prep: 25 Minutes | Cooking time: 25 Minutes | Servings: 9 burgers


1 red onion, finely chopped
2 cups chopped baby bella or white bottom mushrooms
3 cups cooked brown lentils
½ cup barbecue sauce, plus extra for topping
2 tsp garlic powder
1 ½ tsp smoked paprika
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
½ tsp sea salt
1 ¾ cups quick cooking oats


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a heated pan, sauté the onions for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 5 minutes more, or until cooked.
  3. In a bowl, mash the lentils with a potato masher. Then stir in the barbecue sauce, garlic powder, smoked paprika, ground flaxseed, and sea salt. Mix well.
  4. Add the sautéed onion and mushroom mixture, and mix well. Finally, stir in the oats.
  5. Shape the mixture into burger patties, and place them on the baking sheet. Coat with a thin layer of barbecue sauce.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven to flip the patties and coat with another thin layer of barbecue sauce. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until firm to the touch.

Recipe has been graciously provided T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

Gluten Free, Mains

Created on 10 Jul, 2024.