Tuesday, 04 December 2018 20:29

Summer BBQ - Lenten Burgers Recipe

If you came to our Lenten BBQ Fundraiser on Sunday, which supported the missionary work of Father Themi in Africa, then you will no doubt have had one of these burgers.

In fact, due to the large number of requests we have received, we decided to share the recipe with you all!

A special thanks goes to Maria Oliver for providing the recipe and allowing us to post it.

Please find the recipe as follows.



  • 1 ¼ cup red lentils
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups grated sweet potato
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 vege stock cube
  • 2 tsp tamari/soy sauce
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • Olive oil, for shallow frying

Rinse lentils until water runs clear, then drain well; set aside.

In a medium sized, non-stick saucepan, heat oil over a medium heat and cook onions until tender. Add ginger, garlic and cumin; stir for one minute. Add the sweet potato and cook, stirring, for five minutes. Add water, stock cube and tamari; stir until the stock cube dissolves. Add lentils and bring mixture to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes or until lentils are very soft (add a little extra water if needed).

Remove from heat and place in a large bowl; cool for one hour.

Stir through breadcrumbs and coriander, then form the mixture into about 10 small patties. If required, add more breadcrumbs to form. Heat oil in frying pan and cook patties until golden. To really bring up the flavour add a couple of drops of sesame oil and a splash of soy sauce while frying.

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