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‘Lamb’ Burger [Vegan]

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You read it right. The only other thing you need to know is that this burger is meat eater tested and totally approved.

Make these and let us know what the meat eater in your life thinks in the comments below!

'Lamb' Burger [Vegan]


6 patties


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked brown lentils (1 1/2 cups lentils cooked in 3 cups of water for about 30 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (certified gluten free if need be)
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 5 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon marjoram
  • 20 turns fresh black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour


  1. Cook the lentils and measure out 2 1/2 cups into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Place the olive oil in a skillet and saute the onions for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and a sprinkle of salt and cover the pan.
  5. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring a couple of times so they don’t burn.
  6. Add the onions / mushrooms to the lentils along with the oats, tomato paste, garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, dried marjoram, black pepper, salt and tapioca flour.
  7. Mix the ingredients until just combined and then transfer to a food processor.
  8. Process until completely smooth and thoroughly mixed.
  9. Transfer mixture back into a bowl (this isn’t totally necessary but it will make it easier when forming patties).
  10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and form 6 equal patties (about 3 – 3/12 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches thick) with your hands.
  11. Place the patties on the baking sheet, giving some room between each one.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake for an additional 15 minutes.


These burgers do not fall apart. However, if you want them more dense and hard you can use organic cornstarch instead of tapioca flour. Buy organic to stay away from nasty GMOs.
Top this burgers with your fave ingredients. Suggestions are mayo, red onions, pickles, lettuce and cashew cheese.





Meat-free comfort food without the oil! Molly Patrick is the co-founder of cleanfooddirtygirl.com Molly is a food coach, specializing in healing people's relationships with food by focusing on how, what and why they eat. She has a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from Cornell University in conjunction with the T. Collin Campbell Foundation. Her popular Saturday emails have turned into a Saturday morning ritual for her readers around the globe.



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26 comments on “‘Lamb’ Burger [Vegan]”

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3 Months Ago

I don\'t understand why is it called lamb? I\'m a pesco-veg since April this year. Why? for showing respect towards animals ( mammals in my case ), and to avoid industrialized meat with antibiotics and all the stuff in my body. But calling lamb vegan is not moral according to me... why calling it lamb when there is not lamb? I wish to understand because my friend just cooked vegan lamb soy and I told her why calling soy lamb when there is not lamb? ;) doesn\'t make sens.

1 Years Ago

who gives a shit what its called ? - I keep making \'monkey burgers\' - a slice of toast , mayo and tom relish , lettuce, tomato slices , red onion , vege quarter pounder , sliced banana on top , another slice of toast with peanut butter , and sandwich it together , byowtiffel

Deborah Mickow
1 Years Ago

Who the "HELL FRICKIN" CARES" what these Burgers are called????? SMH..."Sheeeeeesh" People!!!! So Damn Childish!!!!! This is HER Post and, she can call them whatever the HELL she wants!!!!! Why the HELL do you CARE, if they\'re GOOD??? Just don\'t make them if you don\'t like the name!!!! So many childish immature people....unbelievable!!!! BTW....MOLLY these are the "BOMB"!!!! Turned out PERFECT and, thank you for this awesome recipe....

Stacy Adkins
2 Years Ago

I made these for me and my carnivorous boyfriend, and they were BADASS!

Travis Kaenel
2 Years Ago

I really don't understand why everyone's up-in-arms about it being called lamb, or that vegans like the taste of meat. I'm vegan, not because I don't like meat, but to save the environment and animals (based on the Adamic mandate in Genesis 1 & 2). I often tell people why I'm vegan, which is not because I don't like meat, and this actually educates people who ask. I made this for my carnivore wife, and she liked it a lot :)

4 Years Ago

I followed this recipe to a T and my burgers came out VERY runny/sloppy. Luckily I only cooked half the mix (because it made a lot more than 6 burgers). For the second half, I added 1 cup of breadcrumbs and 1 tbsp corn starch -- they came out better. Taste is great overall, but consistency leaves something to be desired.

4 Years Ago

Ok, I think we can finally move away from the "lamb topic". This was surprisingly good! And quite easy. I used rice flour instead of tapioca flour because it was all I had. They were a little softer than some veggie burgers but very good! I will definitely be making these again. And again.

4 Years Ago

Who cares what it's called! It's vegan. And probably yummy. I intend to find out.

Insidetheviewfinder Dennis Dixson
4 Years Ago

If it's "Bad Ass" shouldn't you call it a donkey burger?

Trudy Vincent-Matusiak
4 Years Ago

Disgusting to call it lamb.


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