Red Lentil Burgers
Updated: Sep 18, 2019
I have been meaning to make a red lentil burger for a long time and finally got around it today....and I am SO glad that I did.
These burgers are the right amount of spicy and have a subtle falafel flavor.
Here is what I used:
3/4 Cup red lentils
1 tsp olive oil
Olive oil spray
2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
1 large shallot, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1/2 Cup gluten free panko bread crumbs
1 tsp ground cumin
3 dashes of cayenne
1/2 tsp salt
Here is what I did:
I put the lentils in a medium saucepan, I covered them with cold water by two inches. I brought that to a boil, then reduced the heat to a simmer until the lentils were very tender.
I drained them very well.
I then preheated the broiler. While the lentils were simmering I sautéed the shallot for about 4 minutes until golden, added the carrot and garlic and continued to sauté until it was all softened. I added the cumin, cayenne and salt and removed from the heat.
Then I mixed together the lentils, shallot mixture, egg and bread crumbs. Mixed it well and formed 4 burgers.
I lined a cookie sheet with tin foil and sprayed it with olive oil spray. I placed the burgers on top and spritzed the top of them with the olive oil spray. I placed them under the broiler for 3 minutes on each side.