STREAMING NOW: Jamie's Super Food

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“These burgers are delicious served open-faced on a slice of good toasted bread topped with sliced tomatoes and your favorite salad dressing or salsa.”
4-8 burgers, depending on size

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put lentils and water in a pot, bring to a boil and then lower heat to a simmer. Simmer lentils until soft and water has been absorbed, adding a little more water if necessary. Stir occasionally.(about 30 min).
  2. While lentils are cooking, finely chop the garlic, bell pepper, scallions, celery, and nuts.
  3. In a frying pan large enough to hold the veggies, heat the oil over medium heat and saute the nuts and veggies until tender, about 10-15 minute Stir in the salt, pepper and chili powder, if using.
  4. Transfer vegetable mixture and cooked lentils to a large bowl. Add the ketchup and mustard.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.
  7. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a baking pan.
  8. Form burger mixture into 4 large or 6-8 small patties. Bake them for 30 minutes. If topping with sliced cheese, put it on during the last 2 minutes.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a