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'Meat's Too Expensive!' Vegetarian Burgers

'Meat's Too Expensive!' Vegetarian Burgers

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
MMEIST99

MMEIST99

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!

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  • Calories:
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.8g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  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.
  4. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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