Sometimes, something simple and tasty, just feels right. These vegetarian lentil burgers can really hit the spot for a quick, healthy meal. Fry them up in your favorite oil then freeze them or refrigerate for later.
This recipe is for four vegetarian lentil burgers--add to it--for a large group or party. The seasoning can be as you wish, there is lots of garlic in this one, my original legume burger recipe. Be creative, add pre-cooked, minced veggies to plump it up a bit and add to the flavor.
Cook lentils and water on medium heat, add salt, pepper and garlic powder. It may take about 60 minutes to come to a dry consistency.
Add crumbled or torn pieces of whole wheat bread.
Mix in whole wheat flour and eggs, add water, as needed..
Add your favorite condiments, sauces or pre-cooked vegetables. Mix well and taste test.
Make appropriate sized patties. Bake at 350 degrees in well-oiled dish for 45 minutes. Another method is to fry them in oil on medium-low heat for 4 minutes on each side.
Serve vegetarian lentil burgers with hamburger buns, pita or whole grain bread. Top with your favorite vegetables, sauces and cheese.
Things You Will Need:
2 cups green lentils
2 cups water, add more as needed
2 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper, as needed.
1 slice of torn whole wheat bread
1 tsp. whole wheat flour
2 large whole eggs
Hamburger buns or whole wheat bread
Oiled baking dish or frying pan and oil
3 qt. stove pan
Optional vegetables: mushrooms, onions, carrots or zucchini, all diced and pre-cooked.