For the burger

  • 250g cooked beetroot - 1 pack
  • 400g green lentils - 1 can
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • glug of olive oil

To assemble

  • 6 Sesame burger buns
  • Handful of lettuce for each burger
  • 6 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 20g bunch of dill
  • 1 small onion
  • A few sliced gherkins
  • 60g cress - around 10g for each burger


  1. 1

    In a food processor/mini chopper/or really finely chop, the shallot, garlic and beetroot, add to a large bowl and set aside

  2. 2

    Drain and blitz the lentils, add to the rest of the mixture with the breadcrumbs and mix together well

  3. 3

    Season with salt and pepper, glug of olive oil and then mix in the 2 eggs

  4. 4

    Squeeze any excess water from the mixture using a sieve - maybe very little but good to check. Form patties out of the mixture and pop in the fridge to firm up for about 20-30 minutes

  5. 5

    When you're ready to cook them, slice the other onion into rounds and fry gently in splash of oil

  6. 6

    Once the onions are soft, put aside and wipe any excess oil away, ready to fry the burgers - fry for about 5 mins each side until cooked through, then add a slice of cheese to each and cover the pan until the cheese has melted

  7. 7

    Now you're ready to assemble, mix together the chopped dill and yoghurt 

  8. 8

    Add some of the lettuce to the base of the buns, add a spoon of the yoghurt and dill sauce, then your patty and top with your choice of sauces and add the fried onions - DELICIOUS! 

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Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1980kj 473kcal 24%
  • Fat 14.0g 20%
  • Saturates 5.9g 30%
  • Sugars 9.2g 10%
  • Salt 1.3g 22%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 691kj/165kcal

Each serving provides

21.0g carbohydrate 2.4g fibre 22.0g protein

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