I have been trying to eat less meat and yesterday I made these wonderful really delicious Lentil hamburgers. I adapted the recipe from this vegetarian version on http://veghunter.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/lentil-patties/
2-1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked Lentils
3/4 cup bread crumbs
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup roasted peppers
1/2 red onion
2 tablespoons chives
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2-1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 table cumin
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup walnuts
1 egg beaten
garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste
1. Rinse and pick through lentils. Add water and lentils to saucepan. Bring to a boil. Let boil for 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes or until soft and done. Add more water if needed! Once done, remove from stove, and let cool 10 minutes.
2. Grind together the dry ingredients Bread crumbs, oats, chili powder, cumin, galic powder, salt and peper, well blended. Put in a large bowl
3. Grind together roasted peppers, onion, chives, and parmesan cheese until well blended. add to the dry in bowl
4. Add the cooked lentils, egg and soy sauce. I also added a dash of olive oil Mix all together well. Once all well combined, form into “patties”.
5 You can fry in a small amount of oil 1 to 2 min each side, or bake at 200 degrees F for 15 minutes. I baked and before baking, I lined the cookie sheet with oven paper, then placed the patties and drizzled more olive oil on them before baking.
I then served on a bed of lettuce with mint yogurt sauce.
Mint Yogurt Sauce
Take Total 0% Greek yogurt, add mint leaves, garlic, parsley salt pepper and some paprika. Mix up and set in frig for at least 30 minutes.