Healthy Lentil and Beef Burgers

Burgers don’t have to be unhealthy! If you make them from scratch with good quality ingredients and vitamin-rich oil like Carotino, there’s no reason why they should be banned from the menu. This recipe includes lentils for added interest and extra nutrients.
Did you know lentils are a good source of protein and fiber?


  • 250g/8.8 oz lean minced beef, cooked with ½ cup water
  • 200g/7.1 oz yellow lentils, cooked until soft and dry
  • 1 large onion, chopped finely
  • 2 large potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ tablespoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 3 tablespoons spring onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons coriander, parsley or chives, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons Carotino Oil
  • 200g/7.1 oz bread crumb mix (for coating the burger)


Mix all the ingredients together except egg whites. Form into round patties each weighing around 50g/1.8 oz. Roll the patties in egg whites and bread crumbs and press down gently. Heat a non-stick saucepan with Carotino Oil and fry the patties slowly until golden brown. Serve with wholemeal buns, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber.

Makes 8-10 burgers