Lentil Sweet Potato Burger: The only recipe you’ll ever need!

13 Sep

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Ingredients (makes 6 4-inch burgers):

  • 1 Cup cooked lentils (I used French lentils)
  • 1 Cup cooked quinoa (I used organic red quinoa)
  • 1 Cup fresh baby spinach, steamed
  • 1 Cup steamed sweet potatoes
  • 1 Cup quinoa flakes, set aside in a pie plate
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian herbs
  • 1/4-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depends on personal heat tolerance)
  • Grape seed oil (for sauteing the burgers)
  • Salt to taste


  1. In your food processor combine your cooked lentils, sweet potatoes, garlic and pulse until almost smooth.  Add in your cooked spinach, quinoa, and spices.  Pulse to combine.  Taste a bite and adjust any seasonings as necessary.P1150903s
  2. Place a piece of greased parchment paper on a baking sheet. Using 1/3 Cup of your burger mix, form 6 4-inch burgers 1/2 – 1 inch thick. Carefully place each side of your burger into your quinoa flakes & place them on your baking sheet.  Pop them in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (they’ll firm up). You may also cover them with plastic and pop them in your freezer (in case you want to use these as a make-ahead meal!).  P1150906s
  3. These burgers are great both sauteed in a cast iron skillet or baked.  I opted to saute mine until golden on each side.  If you prefer to bake them, preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and bake 15-20 minutes on each side, until golden.  Add your favorite toppings to your burger.P1150910s P1150914s
  4. Enjoy eating whole!P1150921s P1150922s P1150927s P1150933s P1150964s

7 Responses to “Lentil Sweet Potato Burger: The only recipe you’ll ever need!”

  1. sammysfood September 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Gosh, these look so lovely!

  2. Deborah Kimmett-ONE FUNNY LADY September 22, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    Could you tell me what is the orange stuff on the burger ? Cheese? Relish?

    • eatingwhole September 24, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

      Hello Deborah! That’s my roasted red pepper and tomatilla sauce! 🙂

      • Deborah Kimmett-ONE FUNNY LADY September 25, 2013 at 7:04 am #

        okay! Thanks. I am making this today. Is that pepper and tomatilla sauce on this site? This burger I think is going to be delish.

  3. Joseph Bailey Harris February 16, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    Made these the other evening and they were just so so tasty, )plus so nutritional!) Thanks for the recipe, wanted to use sweet potato, lentils, and spinach in a burger for a long time. I loved the sweetness of the potato combined with the chilli 🙂

  4. Karen Lee April 8, 2014 at 3:42 am #

    I made these last night – flavour gorgeous but they were a bit soggy. Maybe it was my spinach?

    • eatingwhole April 17, 2014 at 8:58 am #

      Hi Karen! Oh no!! It may have been due to the spinach if it still was water-logged. Did you place them in them in freezer to firm up?

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