Burgers without the meat!
I am trying to eat less meat. Why? Just because I want to find my protein sources other ways than meat. Here is a really good recipe for a meatless burger. I had this for lunch and then the next day for dinner. It's a great way to use left over rice and lentils when making soups. I found this recipe from the magazine, "Clean Eating" January/February Issue.
1 cup lentils, dried green, rinsed
6 cloves garlic, minced
¾ cups onion, yellow, diced
2 stalks celery, minced
2 tablespoons flaxseed, ground
5 teaspoons mustard, Dijon
3 tablespoons tomato paste, unsalted
1 teaspoon chile powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons cumin, ground
1 cup rice, long-grain brown, cooked
2 tablespoons oil, olive
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cook lentils according to package direction.
2. In a large bowl, mix garlic, onion, celery,flaxseed, Dijon, tomato paste and spices. When lentils are cooked, mash them with the back of a fork, leaving some whole. Add mashed lentils and rice to bowl. Mix all ingredients together.
3. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. While oil is heating, form lentil-rice mixture into 6 lentil patties. Add them to pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until light brown. Transfer patties to prepared baking sheet and cook in oven for 15 minutes to warm through. Serve with a side salad and topped with diced tomatoes and avocado, if desired.
***The only thing I left out was 1/4 cup of leeks, because I didn't have in my refrigerator!
I ate with a green salad! Totally filling and yummy!