Lentil-Mushroom Burgers Recipe

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Lentil-Mushroom Burgers
How to make Lentil-Mushroom Burgers
  • Chef: Arjun Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Now burgers that are healthy. Patties made with mushrooms, lentils and sun-dried tomatoes sliced between whole wheat buns.

Ingredients of Lentil-Mushroom Burgers

  • 5 whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced small
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 package cremini or button mushrooms, minced
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped fine
  • 1 cup cooked brown lentils
  • 1/2 an egg
  • Salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • 1 blob of butter with 2-3 cloves minced garlic (for buns)
  • Caramelized onions
  • 5 lettuce leaves
  • 5 slices of tomatoes

How to Make Lentil-Mushroom Burgers

  • 1.Process 1 burger bun in a food processor to make crumbs. Set aside.
  • 2.In a saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high and saute onions with a pinch of salt until soft.
  • 3.Add the garlic, stir, and cook another minute.
  • 4.Scrape the onion mix into a bowl. Keep aside.
  • 5.Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan, over high heat, add the mushrooms followed by salt - let the mushrooms sweat.
  • 6.Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook until the liquid evaporates and the mushrooms turn deep golden brown.
  • 7.Scrape the mushroom mixture into the bowl with the onions-set aside to cool for a couple of minutes.
  • 8.Meanwhile heat some butter with garlic and toast the buns lightly.
  • 9.Now in the food processor add the sun-dried tomatoes, the lentils and half of the mushroom-onion mix, process so that it is pasty yet have a bite. Pulse it slightly, do not puree.
  • 10.Put the mixture into a mixing bowl and mix in the egg, a pinch of salt, black and white pepper.
  • 11.Divide the lentil mixture into four portions, make each into a ball and flatten into a patty.
  • 12.Coat the patty with the breadcrumbs.
  • 13.Heat oil in a pan. Add the lentil patties and shallow fry on each side until crisp and deep golden.
  • 14.Now bake the patties for 5-6 minutes at 180 degree Celsius.
  • 15.We put it in the oven because the patties were shallow fried i.e the outside gets cooked but the inside is still mushy.
  • 16.Place a lettuce leaf, tomato slice and some caramelized onions on each of the buns.
  • 17.Top with the patty and close with the other half.