Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins
From Gabrielle Berra, in Eating Clean. "Making lentil burgers is a great alternative to meat, whether you're a vegetarian or not. Lentils are a great source of fiber and make up a complete protein when paired with a whole grain (such as brown rice). What better way to enjoy them as a burger?"
- 1 cup dry green lentils, rinsed
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 3⁄4 cup yellow onion, diced
- 2 celery ribs, minced
- 1⁄4 cup leek, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds, ground
- 5 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons unsalted tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 cup cooked long-grain brown rice
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375°F Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cook lentils according to package instructions.
- In a large bowl, mix garlic, onion, celery, leeks, flaxseed, Dijon, tomato paste, and spices. When lentils are cooked, mash them with the back of a fork, leaving some whole. Add mashed lentils and rice to bowl. Mix all ingredients together.
- Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. While oil is heating, form lentil-rice mixture into 6 lentil patties. Add them to pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until light brown. Transfer patties to prepared baking sheets and cook in oven for 15 minutes to warm through. Serve with a side salad and topped with diced tomatoes and avocado, if desired.