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Spicy Lentil Burgers (Instant Pot)

A simple and hearty burger that packs a tasty punch of heat.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 143kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • Ingredients:
  • 1 TB avocado oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped thin
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup dry brown or green lentils
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 TB tomato paste
  • 1 TB tamari soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup chickpea flour


  • Instructions:
  • Place the avocado oil, onion, garlic and carrots in the instant pot.
  • Select the sauté setting on the instant pot and leave the lid off.
  • Cook until fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the lentils and broth. Cover and lock down the lid.
  • Select the bean option and pressure-cook at HIGH.
  • (If this isn’t an option on your pot, cook beans for 15 minutes at high pressure).
  • Once the cook time completes, allow the pressure cooker to release pressure naturally; about 10 minutes. Once all the pressure has released, remove the lid and taste the lentils.
  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pepper, salt, cayenne, garlic, turmeric, paprika, mustard, tomato paste, tamari, rolled oats and chickpea flour.
  • Then add the cooked ingredients (from the instant pot) into the large bowl and gently blend it together.
  • While still warm, form the mixture into patties. Depending on size, it will make 8-12 burgers.
  • Cook burgers on a medium high heat skillet with avocado oil for 2-4 minutes on each side.
  • Put the burger on a plate of greens. Top it off with avocado, sriracha and ranch.
  • Enjoy!


 If you want a smoother texture, you can blend the oats until they’re fine.
You can experiment with different flours or try adding GF breadcrumbs.  I do it each time I make these.    If you don’t have a pressure cooker, just sauté the vegetables in a skillet, boil the lentils in a pot and combine them when done. 


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 689mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2962IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg
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