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Yields:
15 servings
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Meal Types:
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Red Lentil Veggie Burgers

A new take on a protein filled veggie burger, made with red lentils.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cut up 2 cups of vegetables and place them in your food processor. Pulse until pieces are smaller than a slaw recipe.
  2. Add tahini, garlic cloves, a 1/2 inch piece of ginger root and black pepper. Keep pulsating until the texture is smooth.
  3. Measure 1/2 cup red lentils and add to 1 1/4 cup water. Allow to cook for about 20 minutes.
  4. Add some green chilies for a bite. Add a cup of cooked frozen peas for a higher protein content.
  5. Use two tablespoons to spoon small rounds on to a prepared cookie sheet (use parchment paper to lower the fat content).
  6. Treat yourself to a bit of yogurt or treat it as you would a regular burger.
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To give you an idea of how awful this recipe is, I only signed up for this site in order to be able to post a warning to other people to never try to use this recipe! First of all, it doesn't make any sense. Ingredients are left out in the instructions, as are several key steps. Read it carefully, you'll see. You have no idea what to do with the oats, the lentils, what temperature to cook them at, etc etc etc. AWFUL. And the taste - pretty gross. These should never EVER be made.
19 Jan 10 by member: Sarah1313
Thanks for letting us know!
07 Jun 10 by member: huntergirl62
If you have made any kind of burger before, it would be easy to understand that the lentils cooked in the water should be drained before adding to the food processor. Oats should be pulsed in to make it less watery. If you want more protein you could add a raw egg to the mixture, but your cholesterol in the nutrition label on the right side would not be 0 mg. I like the way she has these lentil burgers being baked in the oven instead of frying them in oil. Her serving size is 15 patties. You can see them in the photo by the little bowl of yogurt. Click on the photo to make it larger.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 80 calories in 1 serving of Red Lentil Veggie Burgers.
Calorie break-down: 20% fat, 60% carbs, 20% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 16
Calories 80
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 1.79g 3%
  Saturated Fat 0.273g 1%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.755g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.606g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Potassium 152mg  
Total Carbohydrate 12.3g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16%
  Sugars 1.27g  
Protein 4.08g  
 
Vitamin A 61% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
4%
of RDI*
(80 calories)
4% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (60%)
 
Fat (20%)
 
Protein (20%)
Carbohydrates, 12.3g (60%) Fat, 1.79g (20%) Protein, 4.08g (20%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories