Reader Recipes: Kate’s Spicy Lentil Burgers with Chilli Tomato Sauce

4oz Red or Brown Lentils
carrot grated
celery finely chopped
onion finely chopped
2oz Breadcrumbs
clove of garlic crushed
1/2 tsp Mustard
1/2 tsp Cayenne
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 egg

1/2 tin chopped tomatoes
1tbsp marmalade
pinch chilli powder (more if you want)

Boil the lentils according to the pack instructions
Saute the onion in a little oil
Mash the lentils, breadcrumbs, garlic, cayenne, mustard, coriander with the beaten egg, until all are well combined.
Add the carrot, onion and celery
Shape into balls and then flatten into burger shapes
Chill for at least 30 mins to firm up or freeze for later use
Fry in a little oil until golden brown

For the sauce cook all the ingredients together in a saucepan until reduced and sticky

I would serve with potato wedges , parboiled with the skins left on, tossed in a spoonful of oil and oven baked till crispy and a coleslaw of grated carrot, cabbage and finely sliced onion tossed in a little oil and lemon juice.

Kate x

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  1. These are great! They really do need time to chill in the ‘fridge, however …. I rushed them, with the result that they didn’t bind together properly. They still tasted delicious, however!

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