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Green Lentil Burgers

Green Lentil Burgers

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A tasty vegetarian burger that is different from the usual hamburger with chewy green lentils that would go well with other vegetables and whole grains.

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  • Calories:
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 412 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Combine water, lentils, and salt in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and cook until all the water has been absorbed and lentils are nicely cooked, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Mash lentils with a potato masher; set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute celery and red onion in hot oil until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard excess oil and transfer celery and onion to a bowl.
  4. Stir molasses, ginger, and mustard together in a small bowl; stir into the celery mixture until the celery and onion are evenly coated. Stir celery mixture into the mashed lentils. Shape lentil mixture into 6 patties.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a skillet over medium heat; fry patties in hot oil hot and firm in the center, 5 to 7 minutes per side.
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Buckwheat Queen

Great flavour combo Cheerios! What a nice melange of tastes and textures. I followed the recipe exactly and it renders a tasty, easy to handle, easy to fry "burger". I formed the patties differently to see which came out better. I made a couple a bit chubby and the other various thicknesses; the chubbier ones - although they took longer to fry - actually had a better result in both taste, texture and manageability. The celery gives it a nice crunch and they are indeed chewy like the description states. I was weary of the molasses and mustard frankly, but Cheerios' inventions have never let me down and he is right-it is different but good. The ginger, molasses and mustard gave this a tangy but delicate flavour. They weren't sweet at all. A lovely wholesome flair. I sprinkled some fresh, chopped parsley and balsamic vinegar on top to garnish. Simply delicious. Thanks for this recipe. UPDATE: These freeze well. I froze half of the mixture before frying them and they cooked well once thawed. Just wait until they thaw and then form the patties and cook as written.