Delicious Eats

Big Ben Lentil Burger

My Mum used to make this recipe. We called them Big Ben’s Burgers because my younger brother Ben was a miniature human garbage disposal with a big appetite. This was his favourite meal as a kid.


3⁄4 cup (95g) wheat germ

2 cups (400g) cooked or canned lentils

1 cup (120g) bread crumbs

1⁄4 cup (40g) onions, chopped

3 tbsp olive oil

1⁄2 tsp salt

1⁄2 tsp ground black pepper


On a small plate, set aside 2 tbsp of wheat germ for coating.

In a medium bowl mix together the wheat germ, lentils, bread crumbs, onions, oil, salt and pepper and mash together ingredients with a potato masher or your hands.

Divide and shape into 4 patties like you’re making a snowball. Really pack the patties tightly together. Lay down each patty in reserved wheat germ, coating each side.

Cook in a lightly oiled frying pan on medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes, flipping occasionally.

Serve an all-vegan patty with special sauce, lettuce, vegan-cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame bun! YUM!

Big Ben Lentil Burgers from GoVegan! w/Sarah Kramer App.

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Photo by Sarah Kramer

Watch how to make these burgers HERE: