As you may know, I’m a vegetarian, and I
like love to eat! I make this lentil meatloaf recipe that I got from Food.com a lot during the winter, and it is soooo good! My husband loves it, my sister loves it, and I sure love it. Well, I wanted to make a burger the other day, and because I loved the lentils as a meat substitute in the meatloaf, I wanted to make one using them. I’m so glad I did, because these burgers are great!
15 oz cooked lentils (or 1 can)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon bbq sauce
1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water mixed (this is a flax egg!)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Dash cayenne powder (or more, if you like it hot!)
1 small onion, sliced
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
oil for frying
Then, put it into your food processor and pulse a few times just until it holds together. You don’t want to do it too much and turn it into a paste! If it’s too soft, just add some more oats or breadcrumbs until it holds together. If it’s too dry, add a little water.
Fry it on the stove top in about a tablespoon of oil (I used extra virgin olive oil) until nice and golden on both sides. Drain it on a paper towel to get any excess oil off. Next time I’m going to coat it in some panko breadcrumbs before frying, for a little extra crunch!
Put them on some buns (mine were homemade :) recipe to come soon!) and add your choice of toppings! I put spinach, ketchup and some of my homemade pickles on it!! It was delicious!!!
…..Why do I always put up food posts when I’m so hungry?!?!
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