Monday, July 1, 2013

Lentil burgers (barbecue time is here!)

It's too warm at the moment. Like sitting on the surface of the sun kind of warm. Obviously that means it's time for lazy weekend barbecues.

These burgers love to be barbecued (and don't fall apart, bonus!) but they're just as happy to be grilled.


(Makes 8 burgers)

1 clove of garlic
1 small onion
1.5 cups cooked brown lentils
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
0.5 cup wheat gluten
3 tbsp linseeds (omega-3 go!)
2 tbsp soy sauce (or substitute one of these for worcester sauce, but make sure it doesn't have anchovies!)
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp water
0.5 cup oats
0.5 cup breadcrumbs
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
0.5 tsp chilli flakes


Put the garlic in a blender and pulse until finely minced. Then add the onion and pulse until it's finely chopped.

Add the rest of the ingredients.

And then blend until well mixed. Easy, right?

Now, throw this mixture into a bowl and kneed it for a few minutes to make a firm dough. Divide this dough into eight equal portions and shape into burger shapes. You can use one of those fancy burger presses if you have one, but I don't, so I use my hands. Very artistic.

Now you simply need to cook them until browned. Just make sure to brush the surface with a little bit of oil first or they will want to stay there.


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