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Beef and lentil burgers Recipe

Beef and lentil burgers Serves 6


250g lean beef mince

400g can lentils, drained and rinsed

2 Tbsp tomato sauce

1 egg

1/3 cup parsley, chopped

½ medium onion, finely chopped

1 cup dried breadcrumbs

1 carrot, grated

Pinch ground pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Knead mixture until well combined and sticking together
  3. Divide mixture into six portions, then roll into a ball and flatten
  4. Heat the grill in your oven
  5. Place the burger patties on a baking tray and grill until well browned on each side
  6. Serve with salad vegetables and a wholegrain burger bun

This meal can be found in the Full o’ Beans cook book put out by The Heart Foundation in conjunction with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. You can download a copy here: