Southern Fried Fitness Recipes

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Meatless Burgers

Meatless Burgers

I found this recipe in The Clean Eating Magazine by Oxygen
Great publication with awesome recipes

1 cup dried green lentils, rinsed

6 cloves garlic, minced

¾ cup yellow onion, diced

2 celery stalks, minced

¼ cup leeks, finely diced

2 tbsp flaxseed, ground-optional

5 tsp Dijon mustard

3 tbsp unsalted tomato paste

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp turmeric

2 tsp cumin

1 cup cooked long grain brown rice

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cook lentils according to package directions.

2. In a large bowl, mix garlic, onion, celery, leeks, flaxseed, Dijon, tomato paste and spices. When lentils are cooked, mash them with the back of a fork, leaving some whole. Add mashed lentils and rice to bowl. Mix all ingredients together.

3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. While oil is heating, form lentil-rice mixture into 6 patties; add them to pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until brown. Transfer patties to prepared baking sheet and cook in oven for 15 minutes to warm through. Serve with a side salad and topped with diced tomatoes and avocado.


  1. thanks for sharing the recipe and the videos! this does look very tasty. I do have a question though - does clean eating involve vegetarian meals only or can us meat eaters eat clean as well? :) actually, speaking for myself I am quite the omnivore - I love fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, all groups all sources! :) good luck with your blog and webtv show!

  2. That is a great question; I am a carnivore myself. You can absolutely eat meat- take a minute and read through the blog below- it is actually a transcript of the show and explains Uber-Clean Eating. I think you will find your answers there; if you have any more questions... Please drop me a line. I will post the second episode very soon.
    remember... Life's Delicious!!!

  3. This recipe sounds wonderful. I cant wait to try it

  4. Hey Jennifer... Let us know! I had them two days in a row- Yum and then I added the small amount of leftovers to a pot of soup I made. I didn't waste a bite.
    remember... Life's Delicious!!!