These vegan burgers, made with lentils, are healthy, low-fat, and delicious.
Yield: 8-10 burgers
- saucepan with lid
- wooden spoon
- small frying pan
- large bowl
- blender or food processor
- small bowl
- 1 cup Dry lentils, well rinsed
- 2 & 1/2 cup Water
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1/2 Medium onion, diced
- 1 Medium carrot, diced
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Soy sauce, optional
- 3/4 cup Rolled oats, finely ground
- 3/4 cup Bread crumbs
- Place the lentils, water, and salt in saucepan, bring to a boil, lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes, until water is nearly gone and lentils are very soft, with splitting skins.
- Saute the onion and carrot in oil until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Mix the lentils, onions, carrots, pepper, and optional soy sauce in the large bowl, then mix in the ground oats and bread crumbs.
- While still warm, form the lentil mixture into patties, which can now be frozen, refrigerated (for up to 5 days), or cooked immediately.
Cooking (2 possibilities):
- In a frying pan, heat a bit of oil, place a burger on top, and fry until brown, 1-2 minutes. Repeat on other side and serve.
- In a 400ºF oven, bake the burgers on a greased baking sheet until light brown, about 15 minutes.
Notes: You can eat these veggie burgers as you would a hamburger – on a bun or toast, topped with ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, onion, pickles