Lentil Burgers

Lentil Burger Ingredients

This recipe comes from my sister-in-law Allison, and like her oatmeal, I think her homemade veggie burgers are the best I have ever tasted. When I asked her for the recipe, she said that no two veggie burgers she made were ever the same, and instead just gave me the list of ingredients and left me to fend for myself on quantities of each. Lentils are the main ingredient in this recipe, which make these burgers high in fiber and a good source of protein (about 9 grams per half cup).

Below is the mixture I used, and it made six patties. As Allison said, the quantities of each ingredient are really up to you, but the real trick is getting the patties to stick together (the egg helps tremendously). Adding a slice of cheese on top also does the trick.

1 cup cooked lentils
4 oz tofu
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup oats
2 small eggs
onions *
cilantro *
minced garlic *

* to taste

Mix the above ingredients and form into patties. Cook the patties on the stove top, on medium heat, in a pan with generous amounts of olive oil. Wait as long as possible to flip the patty the first time, to reduce the chances of it falling apart when you do.

Once finished, serve the patties as you would a traditional hamburger. We topped ours with lettuce and tomato and ate them on toasted spelt buns.

Posted in Recipes by Rhaya on March 10, 2008 | Permalink | No Comments

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