Lentil Burgers

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Lentil Burgers

  • Author: Challenge 22
  • Active Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Category: Main dish

Description

Ready to try a succulent homemade burger harnessing the power of lentils? A simple recipe for lentil burger patties, best served on a hamburger bun with your favorite sauces and fresh vegetables.

Making burgers from scratch allows us to change up the flavors as much as we like – you could add nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, or mushrooms to your burger patties. The lentils provide a healthy helping of protein, iron, and zinc, along with a health-giving dose of fiber.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup green lentils, canned/frozen or pre-soaked (or 200 g)
  • ½ cup oat flour (or 44 g), or breadcrumbs (or 66 g)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup fresh parsley (or 30 g)
  • ½ cup flax seeds (or 75 g), or ground walnuts (or 60 g) (optional)
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste, or tahini
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 4 tbsp water
  • ½ tsp salt (or 3 tbsp soy sauce)
  • ½ tsp paprika 
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Rinse the lentils well, and pulse all the ingredients together in a food processor until combined.
  2. Form 5 patties from the mixture, pressing firmly into shape.
  3. Fry your burgers in a tablespoon of oil for 5 minutes on each side. Alternatively, bake on baking paper at medium heat for about 15 minutes on each side (it’s best to coat the burgers in a little oil first so they don’t dry out).

Notes

  • If you don’t have a food processor you can make these burgers using a hand-held blender or even a fork. In this case, cook the lentils for 15-30 minutes first. 
  • Instead of using lentils, you can make the burger patties using a cup of soy mince. Re-hydrate it first by soaking in half a cup of boiling water until soft. For this method, you don’t need a food processor at all. Just mix all of the other ingredients above with the soy mince until combined.
  • Does a burger sound too heavy? Serve the lentil patty with a nice serving of refreshing tabbouleh salad.
  • Check out our weekly meal plan for more delicious meals!

Keywords: burger, lentil, main dish, 30 minutes or less, high in protein

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