This was one of the recipes I made last week. It turned out really well and I am definitely going to make them again. They are great on buns with toppings like a regular burger but I also cut some up for salads. They would also be good for tacos and sandwiches. My toddler really liked them too which is always a good sign! Enjoy the recipe!
Yield: 12 burgers
- 1 cup raw red lentils (soaked for 4 hours or overnight in water)
- 1/2 cup cooked rice
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 onion
- 1/2 cup cashews or peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- Drain water from soaked lentils. Put lentils into a food processor and dice until smooth. Scoop into a medium bowl.
- Dice onion with oats, cashews, and rice in the food processor (If using peanut butter you can add it directly to the lentil burger mixture in the mixing bowl). Add to the bowl and stir together.
- Add remaining ingredients to the burger mixture and stir through.
- Heat olive oil (or coconut oil) in a pan on the stove on medium heat. Use spoon to scoop batter onto the pan and shape into burgers. It is a little stickier than a hamburger but they cook up nicely and I didn’t have any trouble with them falling apart 🙂
- Cook 4-5 minutes/side or until cooked through.
- Enjoy however you want!
Nutrition Info for 1 burger (using USDA Nutrient Database):
Calories 132; Protein 4.8g; Carbs 12g; Fat 4.4g