Black Beluga Lentil Bulgur Burgers

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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.

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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. 

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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? 

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Makes 4-6 patties

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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