Beef and Lentil Burgers

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From the ‘Heart Foundation Cookbook – Full of Beans’ available for download from


250 lean beef mince

400g canned lentils, drained and rinsed

2 tbsp tomato sauce

1 egg

1/3 cup parsley, chopped

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

1 cup dried breadcrumbs

1 carrot, grated

Pinch ground black pepper



  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Knead mixture until well combined and sticking together
  3. Divide mixture into six portions, then roll into a ball and flatten
  4. Heat the grill in your oven
  5. Place the burger patties on a baking tray and grill until well browned on each side
  6. Serve with salad vegetables and a wholegrain burger bun

Lentils belong to the legume family and contain a mixture of both carbohydrates and protein. They are super high in fibre, so are digested slowly in our gut helping us to feel fuller for longer. If you are diabetic and watching your carbohydrate intake, I suggest using half a wholegrain bread bun and making your burger like an open sandwich. Add a boiled egg or two if you need some topping up.


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