Rating: 4 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Make homemade veggie burgers in a snap with precooked lentils. We like the black beluga variety from Archer Farms, with no added salt. Brown lentils can be substituted but tend to be more moisture-dense and may require additional breadcrumbs to help bind the burgers.

Sidney Fry, MS, RD
Recipe by Cooking Light August 2013

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Credit: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
28 mins
total:
28 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler.

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  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Remove from heat.

  • Place 1 bun in a food processor; process until coarse crumbs form. Remove breadcrumbs from food processor; set aside.

  • Combine mushrooms, lentils, 2 teaspoons mustard, and the next 3 ingredients (through salt) in food processor; pulse to combine.

  • Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, mushroom mixture, and egg in a large bowl, stirring well. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, gently shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties; cook for 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove patties from pan; arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle patties evenly with cheese. Place under broiler for 2 minutes or until cheese is softened.

  • Combine canola mayonnaise and remaining 2 teaspoons mustard in a small bowl. Spread the top half of each of the remaining 4 buns with 2 teaspoons mayonnaise mixture. Top each bottom half of bun with 1 patty. Divide arugula evenly among burgers; top with top half of bun, mayonnaise-coated side down.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

387 calories; fat 11.4g; saturated fat 2.4g; mono fat 4.9g; poly fat 2.4g; protein 20.1g; carbohydrates 51.4g; fiber 7.2g; cholesterol 56mg; iron 3.1mg; sodium 579mg; calcium 123mg.
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