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‘Tis the season for veggie burgers! Of which, I eat an absurd amount of. I loved burgers before I went vegetarian and I love veggie burgers now. If I’m out to dinner and see a homemade patty on the menu, odds are that I’m ordering it.
My basement freezer is stocked with all different kinds- the bulk bag from Costco, homemade ones from a few weeks ago, and at least a few packages from my favorite meatless brands. They are so easy to put together, especially on days when I am tired of cooking. Yup, it happens to all of us.
For those evenings, veggie burgers are key to our survival. Sometimes we eat them plain and sometimes I muster up enough energy to throw together a pasta salad or roasted veggie for a side. Sometimes BL and I finish an entire jar of pickles or sauerkraut alongside and call it a day. It’s always a great dinner.
These patties are super easy to put together, vegan AND stay together! The trifecta of veggie burgers. They aren’t sturdy enough where I would trust them to a grill, but they hold up beautifully in a cast-iron skillet.
I’m relying on pre-cooked lentils that I buy from the produce section of the grocery store, but you can also cook lentils before making these. Just know that the prep time will be longer.
From there, it’s time to give thanks to your food processor. Throw everything in, pulse together and form into patties. That’s it! These are lightly spiced and taste ah-mazing with the red cabbage slaw piled on top. Actually, I think that’s what makes these veggie burgers one of my favorites- the contrast of textures from the patty and the slaw. It’s so good, you almost don’t need a bun. Almost.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
Vegan Tahini Lentil Burgers! These vegan burgers are super meaty! Perfect for summer cookouts.
To make things easy, I use pre-cooked lentils that I find in the produce section of the grocery store.
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