Black Beluga Lentil Bulgur Burgers


I am always looking for a good alternative non-meat burger. Have you taken a good look at the ingredient list of some of those packaged meatless burgers? What the heck is in there?

So coming up with a tasty meatless patty is not always an easy task. Yes there are many recipes out there and I’ve tried my fair share.


For some reason this recipe made with black beluga lentils and bulgur really reminds me of a potato pancake. I’m not sure why but it does. Let me know what you think. I served it with a slice of swiss cheese.

In the ingredients section I added links for you in case you weren’t familiar with some of these items. I also added a link to a youtube video on how to properly measure flour. It’s really helpful.

I also added this link about lentils to showcase the different varieties you can choose to cook.  I guess I like links. They just give you a little extra help when you don’t feel like searching the internet. It’s right there all you have to do is click on it. 


As I was plating this meal I thought it might be really good with applesauce. Oh yes it is! Next time I’m making these with a mushroom sauce. Doesn’t that sound good? 


Makes 4-6 patties


  • 1 (8 ounce) package black beluga lentils- I used Simply Balanced and purchased them at Target
  • 1 cup cooked bulgur- I used Bob’s Red Mill quick cooking bulgur wheat
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour- be sure to level it off with a knife (great 1 minute youtube video on How to Properly Measure Flour)
  • 2 tablespoons Tamari or soy sauce
  • 8 tablespoons water

Toppings and sides (optional)

  • swiss cheese
  • ranch dressing
  • fresh baby spinach
  • applesauce
  • hazelnuts


  1. Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix together.
  2. Divide the mixture into 4-6 equal portions and shape them into patties. They will be sticky so I recommend spraying your hands with a little oil and this makes it easier to make the patties. 
  3. Heat a pan on medium-high heat and spray with oil.
  4. Cook the burgers 2-3 minutes and flip. Add a slice of cheese if you like and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Serve warm with some fresh baby spinach and dressing of your choice.

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