Makes: 8 Servings

Lentil Burgers

These yummy vegetarian burgers are made from lentils and are loaded with protein. Try dressing them up on a whole wheat bun with your favorite veggies and spreads.   

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup carrot (grated)
  • 3 cups bread crumbs (fresh)
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (crumbled leaf)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese

Serving Size: 1 burger

NutrientsAmount
Calories378
Total Fat12 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Cholesterol38 mg
Sodium591 mg
Total Carbohydrate50 g
Dietary Fiber9 g
Total Sugars6 g
Added Sugars included2 g
Protein18 g

Directions

  1. Place lentils in a colander, rinse in cold water and drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add lentils, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Add onions and carrots. Cook 15 minutes more or until lentils are tender.
  4. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  5. Stir in bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder, oregano and salt.
  6. Melt butter in a large skillet. Drop lentil mixture by rounded 1/2 cupful into hot butter. Flatten mounds into patties and cook until firm and golden brown on both sides.
  7. Top each patty with a thin slice of cheese.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers within two hours.

Recipe Source: MyPlate – Tastee Burgers

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