Olive Lentil Burgers

Recipe by Kozmic Blues
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Preheat a large, heavy bottomed pan non-stick (preferably cast iron) over medium high heat.
  • Saute onion for about 3 minutes with a pinch of salt.
  • Add mushroom, garlic, black pepper, thyme and tarragon and saute for 7 to 10 minutes, until mushroom is cooked.
  • While mushroom is cooking, place olives in food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped (not pureed.)
  • Remove from food processor and set aside. (No need to clean it out for the next step.).
  • When mushrooms have cooked, add mushroom mixture to the food processor.
  • Add all other ingredients except for 1/2 a cup of the breadcrumbs. (Did you hear me? Reserve 1/2 cup of the breadcrumbs, this will give them better texture.)
  • Pulse until mostly smooth, but there should still be a little texture.
  • Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs to the burger mixture, along with the chopped olives, and thoroughly combine.
  • Divide burger mix into 6 equal pieces.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Form mixture into patties, spray with a little more cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Flip burgers and bake for 12 to 15 more minutes, until nicely browned.
  • They taste great served immediately but they’re also excellent at room temperature so don’t be afraid to stuff into a sandwich and take as a lunch.
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