Hey pixels, I hope you love burgers as I do!! Being a vegetarian person it doesn’t mean you can’t eat a delicious and wonderful burger. Au contraire, my lovely pixels, it means you can choose from an enormous variety of different burgers: made with mushrooms, chickpeas, beans, corn, eggplant…. But today’s burger is made from lentils. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Ingredients (about 5-6 units):
- 1 small can cooked brown lentils (about 240-250g)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 carrot (or 2 small), peeled
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 1/2 tablespoon breadcrumbs (plus to coat the burgers)
- to assemble the dish: a slice of bread, mushrooms and a tomato slice (if you’re not vegan you could also add a slice of cheese, or vegan cheese)
As you may have noticed, I never include salt within my ingredients list. I put very few salt on the food I cook, but you can use the amount of salt you want.
- Clean and drain the lentils. Place them in a food processor and blend together with the onion, carrot and tomato. After a minute, add the dry ingredients and keep blending until the mix is thick enough.
Form patties using your hands (you’ll find this step easier if the dough has been on the fridge for a while, about 15-20′).
Coat the burgers in more breadcrumbs.
Now it’s up to you: you can fry them, or, for a healthier version, bake them.
To finish, cook the mushrooms in olive oil for about 8′ and toast the bread.
Great? But that’s not all: this patties can be wrapped individually and freezed. They will be fine.
Variation: instead of making burgers, you can use the dough to make lentil meatballs.