Spicy Green Lentil Burgers
Dried green lentils cooked and mixed with flax egg, carrots, onions, and flavorful spices are formed into handmade patties and pan-fried to crispy perfection!
Servings 6 Burgers
- 1 cup green lentils dried
- ½ onion chopped
- 1 carrot finely chopped in a processor
- ¾ cups rolled oats
- ½ cup pepitas you could use sunflower kernels to
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed Meal and 3 tablespoons water, mimics an egg
- ¾ cup bread crumbs
- 4 tablespoons tamari, low sodium
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil for frying the 'burgers'
Cook the lentils:
Put 2 cups water and 1 cup dried lentils in a large saucepan.
Bring to a boil.
Turn down the heat and cook for 20 minutes.
Drain the liquid off of the lentils.
Set the lentils aside.
Now for the rest:
Mix the flaxseed meal with the water and set aside so that it can gel a bit.
In a large bowl add the cooked lentils, the flax seed meal mixture and the remainder of the ingredients. Mix well.
Form the patties so that they will fit the shape of the buns that you have.
If the patties seem too moist and won't hold their shape well enough add more breadcrumbs. You can use ¼ cup of panko also.
Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan and cook the lentil patties on each side.
Spread your buns with all of your favorite condiments and add lettuce and onion of your choice too.
Serving: 1Burger | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1790IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 4.2mg