Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
I love the rich, nutty flavor of these delicious burgers. I don't think of them as an alternative to meat, but a tasty patty standing on it's own merits. It's delicious served with a creamy, mushroom sauce.
- 177.44 ml toasted walnuts
- 78.07 ml dried breadcrumbs
- 3 clove of chopped garlic
- 9.85 ml ground cumin
- 9.85 ml ground coriander
- 1.23-2.46 ml red pepper flakes
- sea salt and pepper
- 177.44 ml lentils, cooked,drained and cooled
- 59.16 ml olive oil
- 1 large egg
- Combine walnuts, breadcrumbs, garlic, cumin, corander, pepper flakes, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor.
- Process until finely ground.
- Add the lentils and 1 Tablespoon oil; pluse until coarsely chopped.
- Some of the lentils should remain whole.
- In a large bowl, whisk egg.
- Add lentil mixture and stir well.
- Divide the lentil mixture into 4 equal size parts, and roll into balls.
- Flatten them into 3/4 inch patties.
- Heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet.
- Add burgers and cook over medium low heat until crisp and browned, turning gently after 8 to 10 minutes.
- Cook another 8-10 minutes.
- Serve on buns as a sandwich, adding your favorite garnishes: tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, etc.
- Or, serve as a main dish with your favorite sauce.
This taste of these was good, reminded me of falafel actually. I was expecting more texture though! Maybe next time I would cook my lentils to a "not quite done" phase rather then soft. I'll give them credit for staying together PRETTY WELL, they were a little on the delicate side, but they didn't crumble. I got 6 patties from this. Used a vegan egg sub (1 heaping tbsp chickpea flour 2 tbsp water) That was my only change though.
I loved the texture of these burgers (I used whole brown lentils after reading fluffernutter's review). However they were a bit too salty for me. I will definitely make them again but with half the salt.
I'm not rating this recipe as I have not tried this recipe. I found this recipe in Martha Stewart Everyday Food. I think this looks so good and I plan to try it soon. The copy of this recipe I have says to also serve this with Yogurt Cilantro Sauce - 3/4 c plain low fat yogurt, 2 tbl chopped fresh cilantro leaves, 1 tbl fresh lemon juice, coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, cilantro, and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Thanks for posting what looks like a yummy recipe! Christine (internetnut)