Spicy Lentil Chickpea and Strong Cheddar style Burger

About this recipe:
Prep. time 25-30 minutes | Cooking time 10-15 minutes | Serves 4-6

Spicy Lentil Chickpea and Strong Cheddar Burger


  • 227g block of Strong Cheddar style Sheese
  • 250g lentils
  • 2x400g tins of chickpeas
  • 2 medium white onions
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1-2 teaspoons chilli flakes (1 teaspoon will provide a gentle heat, so add more if you prefer)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Enough breadcrumbs to coat 4 burgers
  • Soya milk

Product used in this recipe:

Strong Cheddar Sheese Block



  • Dice the onions into roughly 1cm cubes
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas
  • Grate Sheese
  • Cook lentils according to instructions on packet (being careful not to overcook), then drain and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Squeeze the water out of the lentils with your hands


  • In a pan over a medium heat, heat two tablespoons of oil. Add the onions, ginger, chilli and cumin to the pan and sweat gently for 4-5 minutes until the onions have softened. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool.
  • Once the onions are cool to the touch, put the lentils and chickpeas into a large mixing bowl and using your hands, crush the mixture so there are some whole chickpeas, and some crushed. Add the onions and Sheese and mix thoroughly.
  • With floured hands, form the mix into the number of burgers you require (the mix will make 4-6 good size burgers). Dip each burger in soya milk, then into the breadcrumbs and place in a hot oiled pan over a low to medium heat and cook for 5-6 minutes each side, turning carefully, until golden brown.
  • Serve in a fresh bun with relish, tomatoes and lettuce accompanied with some crispy fries.