Vegan lentil burgers (6 ingredients)

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.

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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.

Directions:

  1. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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