Beef and Lentil Burger With Cilantro Lime Mayo Beef and Lentil Burger With Cilantro Lime Mayo

Food styling by Noah Witenoff | Prop styling by Aurelie Bryce Image by: Jeff Coulson

Serve these burgers to people who don't like lentils and they'll soon be converted! The beef and lentil combination gives them a tender texture, and the jalapeno supplies a spicy kick.

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


Cilantro Lime Mayo:


Cilantro Lime Mayo: In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, cilantro and lime zest; set aside.

In bowl, combine beef, lentils, onion, bread crumbs, egg, jalapeño, garlic, salt, cumin and pepper; shape into four 4-inch (10 cm) wide patties.

Place on greased grill over medium- high heat; close lid. Grill, turning once, until instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160 F (71 C), 10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, grill buns, cut side down, until golden, about 3 minutes.

Spread one-quarter of the mayo onto bottom half of each bun; top each with patty, tomato and avocado.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: Home-cooked lentils have a nicer texture than canned, and are much lower in sodium. To make 2 cups cooked, bring 2/3 cup rinsed dried lentils and 3 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until lentils are tender, about 8 minutes for red lentils and 15 to 20 minutes for green or brown lentils. Drain.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 9 g
  • Sodium 775 mg
  • Sugars 9 g
  • Protein 27 g
  • Calories 498.0
  • Total fat 23 g
  • Cholesterol 95 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 49 g


  • Iron 37.0
  • Folate 68.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 17.0
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Beef and Lentil Burger With Cilantro Lime Mayo