'Meat's Too Expensive!' Vegetarian Burgers

'Meat's Too Expensive!' Vegetarian Burgers

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"Veggie burgers with a kick! My husband and I are not vegetarians at all, but we're trying to cut down on the amount of chicken and meat we eat because it's so expensive. Lentils do the job here: super cheap, super easy, super tasty! Serve on big buns with tomato slices, onion, ketchup, and avocado instead of mayo!"

Ingredients

50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 195 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.8g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 35 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Pour enough water into a pot that will cover lentils and wheat germ; bring to a boil. Add lentils and wheat germ, reduce heat, and simmer until lentils are tender, adding more water if needed, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pot from heat and cool slightly; mash lentil mixture until thick and lumpy.
  2. Transfer mashed lentil mixture to a bowl. Mix onion, green bell pepper, mozzarella cheese, egg, green chile pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper into lentil mixture until thoroughly mixed; shape into 8 patties.
  3. Heat about 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Lower heat to medium-high and cook 4 patties in the hot oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining oil and patties.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Chicken or vegetable stock can be used in place of (or in addition to) water for boiling lentils and wheat germ.
  • Cracked wheat can be used in place of wheat germ.
  • Cheddar cheese or kashkawan cheese can be substituted for mozzarella cheese.
  • Sunflower oil can be substituted for vegetable oil.
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Best tasting veggie burger I have made, everyone loved it.