Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Veggie Lentil Burgers

by Meghann on May 2, 2012

This song has been stuck in my head all. day. long.


(watch the video. the ending is pretty cute.)

Darn you catchy song!

It got to the point where I finally had to download it, listen to it 15 times, and add it to my Flying Pig playlist. I have it set to play 3 different times. Let’s hope I don’t grow tired of it before Sunday. ;)

I was rockin’ out to “Call Me Maybe” on repeat while preparing dinner tonight.

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The star? The veggie lentil burger I whipped up.

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Yum.

Knowing I wanted something with lentils for dinner, I placed them on the counter this morning to stir up a little inspiration. At first I thought about “sloppy lentils” but wasn’t feeling anything too saucy. The next step was a “lentil burger,” which sounded perfect. After a quick look in the fridge, I came up with the following recipe:

Veggie Lentil Burgers

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups green lentils (cooked)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 carrots (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 eggs
  • chili powder
  • oregano
  • garlic salt
  • s & p

Mix everything in a bowl.

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Divide into quarters and form into four patties.

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If the mix feels a little wet (and the patties aren’t sticking) try adding a bit more flour until it sticks.

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Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

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You should be able to flip the patties halfway through.

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I served my lentil burger on an english muffin with ketchup and spicy mustard.

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The burgers were a smidge dry, but otherwise really flavorful. I was surprised how well they stuck together (way better than any other homemade bean burger I’ve ever attempted) and I liked how the shredded carrot and red cabbage added some great color to the burgers. :)

I also roasted some rutabaga fries on the side and added a pickle to my plate.

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Nothing like an All American burger and fries with a pickle… right? ;)

I had a snack bowl of trail mix this afternoon made up of Wheat Chex Cereal, walnuts, dried fruit, cashews, and peanuts.

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For dessert, a serving of almond ice cream with Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pistachio Toffee.

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Derek and I are watching a show called “Million Dollar Rooms.” They just showed a house that had a dedicated ice cream room built to look like an old fashion soda shop. Me want! :)

If you were to have a “million dollar room,” what you choose? An ice cream room would be pretty high up there, but I think a full gym complete with a personal trainer, lap pool, and full indoor track would be great too. ;)

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