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Veggie Lentil Burgers

by Meghann on May 2, 2012

This song has been stuck in my head all. day. long.

(watch the video. the ending is pretty cute.)

Darn you catchy song!

It got to the point where I finally had to download it, listen to it 15 times, and add it to my Flying Pig playlist. I have it set to play 3 different times. Let’s hope I don’t grow tired of it before Sunday. πŸ˜‰

I was rockin’ out to “Call Me Maybe” on repeat while preparing dinner tonight.


The star? The veggie lentil burger I whipped up.



Knowing I wanted something with lentils for dinner, I placed them on the counter this morning to stir up a little inspiration. At first I thought about “sloppy lentils” but wasn’t feeling anything too saucy. The next step was a “lentil burger,” which sounded perfect. After a quick look in the fridge, I came up with the following recipe:

Veggie Lentil Burgers



  • 2 cups green lentils (cooked)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 carrots (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 eggs
  • chili powder
  • oregano
  • garlic salt
  • s & p

Mix everything in a bowl.


Divide into quarters and form into four patties.


If the mix feels a little wet (and the patties aren’t sticking) try adding a bit more flour until it sticks.


Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.


You should be able to flip the patties halfway through.


I served my lentil burger on an english muffin with ketchup and spicy mustard.


The burgers were a smidge dry, but otherwise really flavorful. I was surprised how well they stuck together (way better than any other homemade bean burger I’ve ever attempted) and I liked how the shredded carrot and red cabbage added some great color to the burgers. πŸ™‚

I also roasted some rutabaga fries on the side and added a pickle to my plate.


Nothing like an All American burger and fries with a pickle… right? πŸ˜‰

I had a snack bowl of trail mix this afternoon made up of Wheat Chex Cereal, walnuts, dried fruit, cashews, and peanuts.


For dessert, a serving of almond ice cream with Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pistachio Toffee.


Derek and I are watching a show called “Million Dollar Rooms.” They just showed a house that had a dedicated ice cream room built to look like an old fashion soda shop. Me want! πŸ™‚

If you were to have a “million dollar room,” what you choose? An ice cream room would be pretty high up there, but I think a full gym complete with a personal trainer, lap pool, and full indoor track would be great too. πŸ˜‰

1 Sneakers2Sandals May 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Darn that song!! It’s so freaking catchy! Did you know that Justin Bieber found her on YouTube? Love a good story
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2 Lindsey May 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Too weird, I opened up your blog and right before I had just hit play on my other computer to play this song!
I would have to go with a full gym but with a fro-yo machine in it πŸ™‚
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3 kristina May 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Carly Rae Jepsen has actually had a few hits in Canada before, and I’ve been listening to Call me Maybe for almost 6 months now because thats whats always been on the radio. I still love it…hehe. Justin Bieber saw her video on youtube and signed her…I dont like how be makes it sound like he “discovered” her or something! Anyways, rant over. πŸ™‚ Those burgers looks SO good.

4 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Hahaha I’m also obsessed with the song! It’s so catchy!
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5 Allie May 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I was TOTALLY obsessed with that song when it started playing here in January/February…it is so catchy!

6 Army Amy* May 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Were the burgers crumbly when you ate them? They look like they’d be messy, although, sometimes that can be fun, too!*
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7 Meghann May 3, 2012 at 9:36 am

They weren’t crumbly at all! I was expecting it to be a mess, but they stayed together perfectly.

8 Sana May 2, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I love that song, I totally played it in my workout class!
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9 Annette @FitnessPerks May 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm

those burgers look AWESOME! I am so making those πŸ™‚

For my million dollar room I’d have a Half Fitness gym/workout center and half fro yo/ice cream bar. Balance is where it’s at πŸ™‚
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10 Heather May 3, 2012 at 12:02 am

that song is so catchy!! love it.
i’m afraid my friend is going to ruin it for me though…when she likes a song she tends to sing only ONE line of it over and over..and for this song it’s obviously “call me maybe”

i’d love an indoor lap pool!!! obviously there would be a hot tub in the room, too πŸ˜‰
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11 Christine @ BookishlyB May 3, 2012 at 12:21 am

The hugest library ever, complete with an epic wet bar. Oh, and um a masseuse.
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12 Meghann May 3, 2012 at 9:38 am

You should have seen this library this one guy on the show had. His personal library had 3 full time librarians on staff and over 100,000 books!

13 Liz May 3, 2012 at 12:47 am

My million dollar room would be a giant library with many comfy seating options & fireplace πŸ™‚ (and snack bar of course!)

14 Jesse May 3, 2012 at 1:04 am

I would add some sundried tomatoes in olive oil to the mix to add moisture and fla-vah! Healthy fat! And some cheese on top. Thanks for the lentil-burger idea πŸ™‚

15 Liza May 3, 2012 at 7:29 am

Have you seen this:
It’s Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez (and friends) dancing and being ridiculous to the song Call Me Maybe. I am not really a fan on their music but this video was cute (and the song catchy!).

16 Emily N May 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

Definitely need a full gym. I think that would be the best selection.
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17 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 3, 2012 at 8:02 am

I’ve never had lentils before. Those burgers sure look yummy πŸ™‚
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18 Diana @ Run4life May 3, 2012 at 8:53 am

Ahhh that’s my go to song too! I added it to my last half marathon playlist and it was totally the boost I was hoping for. You’ll be happy you have it!
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19 Cait's Plate May 3, 2012 at 9:21 am

I love the idea of lentil patties!
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20 abbi May 3, 2012 at 9:29 am

That song is incredibly catchy and I’ve been listening to it a bunch. A lentil burger is a good idea, will be trying a variation soon!
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21 Elizabeth May 3, 2012 at 9:54 am

That song is so catchy I have had it stuck in my head all day as well!! And your lentil burgers gave me inspiration to make my own for dinner tonight thanks!!

22 Carly Thurman May 3, 2012 at 9:55 am

I just listened to this song when I got into work and I THINK I may be listening to it all day haha :). Those burgers look yummy!

23 Elise May 3, 2012 at 10:25 am

yep, i have also recently become obsessed with call me maybe. the first time i heard it (a few weeks ago?), i was definitely not a fan, but it’s grown on me and will soon be on my ragnar playlist πŸ™‚

24 Sarah K May 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Those burgers look interesting for sure. Definitely something I’ll have to try myself. My roommate and I have a ritual now of listening to Call Me Maybe and What Makes You Beautiful every day. They’re both so catchy and upbeat, you can’t help but smile.
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25 Dusty @ Running to Healthy May 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Haha. What a cute ending to that video.
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