This is one of my favorite veggie burgers that I love to prepare. It’s simple, and there are a couple of variations that you can make! Ps. Don’t forget the special ingredient!
Grate the zucchini, onion, and carrot. Add those in a preheated pan with 3 tbsp olive oil, over medium heat, and fry for 5-7 minutes or until they get soft on size.
In a bowl, add the drained lentils and mash them with a potato masher or fork (a food processor would also work, but only pulsing the lentils).
NOTE: I don't recommend fully mashing the lentils. The best texture would be having half of the lentils mashed and the other half having almost whole lentils. Don't over mash the lentils, to the burgers have better texture.
Add the zucchini, onion, and carrot to the lentils. Plus, combine the egg, flour, breadcrumbs, and seasoning all together.
Mix everything well, divide the mixture in two, and with floured hands form the burgers.
In a pan, preheat 4 tbsp oil and add the burgers. Fry on both sides for 7-8 minutes. Or until they get golden brown. Add the cheddar cheese on top 1 minute before taking them out of the heat.
In another pan add tortilla without any oil. Fry on both sides until it gets brown and crunchy like chips.
Cut the burger buns on half, add some butter to them and add them on a grill pan until they get crispy.
Slice two tomato slices, and two lettuce leaves.
Spread the sauce on the bottom, add a slice crispy tortilla cut in a size of the burger buns then add the lettuce and over the lettuce add the lentil burgers, then add the slices of tomato, a couple of onion rings add some more sauce on top if you prefer and cover with the other part of the bun.