Red Lentil Burgers

Red Lentil Burgers

Recipe Rating: 3.38761
Serves 8
  • 1 pound (1 1/2 cups) red lentils
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 cup minced carrot
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon, divided
  • 2 cups chopped crimini mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 4 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 10 ounces firm tofu, puréed in a blender
In a large pot, bring 5 cups salted water and lentils to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain and cool.

In a large skillet, sauté the onion, carrot and garlic in 1 teaspoon olive oil until tender, about 2 minutes

Add the mushrooms, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until mushrooms are tender and liquid has evaporated, approximately 5 minutes, and allow to cool.

Add the bread crumbs, lemon juice, tofu, 2 tablespoons olive oil and cooked lentils and mix to combine. Transfer to a large bowl. Chill for 30 minutes and then shape into 8 patties. 

Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium. Cook patties in batches, until each side is crisp and golden, about 5 minutes total. Finish in a 350°F oven if necessary to heat through.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 151 calories (19 from fat), 2g total fat, 164mg sodium, 33g carbohydrates, (10 g dietary fiber, 23g sugar), 11g protein.
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