Black lentil, puy lentil or red lentil, it wont make much difference which one makes its way into your recipe as the outcome should be the same, the most amazing burger you've ever had in your life!
Using my 5 Steps to the perfect meat free burger format (which is yet to let me down) I set about building this beauty & was thrilled that the sweet potato & lentil tag team worked so well.
So I figured I would share it with you all 👱🏻
Ingredients; (makes 5-6 burgers)
- 2-3 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 large onion
- 2 roasted red peppers (or one regular red pepper)
- Handful of spring onions
- 1 tin of cooked black lentils
- 2 tbsps curry powder
- 1 tbsp sweet paprika
Optional - handful of fresh parsley, tbsp of shelled hemp seeds.
Roast the veggies - Chop each of the sweet potatoes, onions & red peppers into small cubes; add the spice and roast together in the oven until they are soft through.
Add the lentils - Add the lentils to a large mixing bowl with the hemp, spring onion & parsley.
Mix the fork out of it - Add the now roasted veggies to the large mixing bowl and mash all the ingredients together with a fork.
Shape the burgers - Roll the mixture together with your hands to make small burger shaped patties about the size of your palm (unless you have enormous hands in which case err on the side of caution)
Cook the burger - Pop the burgers in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes so that they bind and cook through, place in your favourite bun and enjoy with some homemade hummus or sliced avocado on top.