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Lentil and Potato Burgers

Vegetarian Lentil and Potato Burgers

Lentil and Potato Burgers Great for Vegetarians

Lentil and Potato Burgers Recipe

Here we are yet again with another Vegetarian Burger. Lentil and Potato Burgers are sure to pique your interest. There are a lot of flavours in this one as you can see from the huge ingredients list. If you prepare all of the items and bowl them up, as I do, it makes the job easier. Especially good if you are prone to being interrupted when cooking. How many cups of flour did I just put into that? Was it 2 or 3? Sick of re-sifting, I decided to bowl up years ago. Again I will mention that burgers like these are great for providing some point of difference when catering to crowds or just family and friends. They make things much more interesting, don’t you think? Anyway enjoy!

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 cup (200g) red lentils, rinsed well
2 potatoes (350g), chopped
1/4 cup (60ml) light olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup (75g) crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup (85g) semi-dried tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
2 tablespoons chopped mint
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup (110g) dried breadcrumbs
1/2 cup (125g) Greek yoghurt

Method

Place lentils and potatoes in a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring, for 15 minutes until tender. Drain.

Heat 1/2 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Cook the onion for 3 minutes, then add garlic and cumin. Cook for 30 seconds. Add lentils, potato and feta.

Mash until combined, remove rom heat and add tomatoes, coriander and mint. Season to taste.

Using wet hands, form into 12 patties. Dip into beaten egg and coat in breadcrumbs. Chill for 30 minutes until firm.

Heat a non-stick frying pan with half the remaining oil over a medium heat. Cook burgers in batches for 3-4 minutes each side until golden. Drain on paper towel. Serve with yoghurt.

Hints

There are a lot of ingredients in this recipe, prepare ingredients and put ready in bowls
Patties can be cooked on the barbecue
Best eaten on the day or reheated the next day
Use a flat bread to make into a wrap with salad and yoghurt
Great for lunch at work or school in a wrap

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Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita

Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita and Salad

Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita

Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita Recipe

Another Lentil Patty/Burger Recipe I know! This Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita Recipe is another variation on a theme. This one is not that hard to make, you don’t even need a food processor. What’s more it’s healthy and Vegetarian. I have had this recipe for 5 years and have only tried it once. Try it on the family and see how you go. Enjoy!

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 x 400g cans brown lentils (drained and rinsed)
1 1/2 teaspoons mild curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup plain flour, plus extra to dust
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten

4 pita bread pockets
sliced tomato
baby rocket

Method

Place brown lentils in a bowl and mash roughly. Add mild curry powder, cumin seeds, ground coriander, plain flour, parsley and egg. shape mixture into eight round patties.

Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Lightly dust patties with extra flour. Tdd to the pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove them from the pan, drain on paper towel and halve each patty.

Cut along one end of 4 pita bread pockets. Fill each pocket with sliced tomato, baby rocket and a couple of patty halves. Serve with yoghurt.

Hints

These patties freeze well for up to three months
Try substituting one can of lentils for a can of chickpeas, well mashed
Refrigerate before frying to firm them up so they hold together better
Can add diced onion or garlic
Reheat and eat the next day
Take to work and heat up and assemble your pita or put in a roll
Have patties on a plate with salad or in a roll

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Mushroom and Lentil Burger

Mushroom and Lentil Burger for Vegetarians

A Mushroom and Lentil Burger

A Great Vegetarian Burger

This Mushroom and Lentil Burger Recipe is the last in my Vegetarian Burger series. Unless I find more, this is the extent of the collection. There are enough Vegetarian Burger Recipes on this site to give you enough variety, whether you are cooking for your family or just using these when guests come over. This recipe is quite simple and does not take long in preparation. No food processor required for this one either. Please come back to these recipes every now and then and try them out. Enjoy!

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 x 400g can lentils, rinsed, drained
2 garlic cloves, crushed
380g mushroom cups, coarsely chopped
30g (1/3 cup) dried (packaged) breadcrumbs
2 eggs, lightly whisked
2 egg whites
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
1 large (about 160g) brown onion, thinly sliced into rings
4 soft soy-linseed bread rolls, split in half, buttered
40g baby Parisienne salad

Method

Combine lentils, garlic, mushroom, breadcrumbs, egg and egg whites in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Divide mushroom mixture into 4 equal portions. Use your hands to shape each portion into an 8cm patty. Set aside.

Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until brown. Transfer to a heatproof bowl and cover with foil to keep warm.

Heat the remaining oil in the same pan over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for 5 minutes each side or until brown and cooked through.

Place bottom halves of rolls on serving plates. Top with salad, patties, onion and remaining bread. Serve immediately.

Hints

Refrigerate the raw patties prior to cooking to allow them to firm up
Use any salad vegetables or coleslaw in the rolls
Add a mayonnaise to the burger
Try using a different type of roll
Serve on a plate with vegetables or salad

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Cashew and Lentil Patties

Cashew and Lentil Patties

Cashews for a Cashew and Lentil Patty

Cashew and Lentil Patties Recipe

Yes! Another Vegetarian Burger Recipe..This time it’s the Cashew and Lentil Burger Recipe. This recipe is a bit less complicated than some of the others. There are less ingredients, but I still tend to bowl up to make things quick and easier. Most of the work is done by the food processor so it’s not that laborious. These are great for something different to try as a family any night of the week. Otherwise they provide a nice healthy alternative at gatherings suiting both Vegetarians and the health conscious. Even if the idea of a Lentil Burger has never attracted you before, you have to try some of these burger recipes. Who knows, you might like them! Enjoy..

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 slices wholegrain bread, crusts removed
250g unsalted cashews
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup chopped coriander
3 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
salt and pepper
400g can brown lentils, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup (95g) Greek style yoghurt

Method

Place the bread in a food processor and process until coarsely chopped. Add the cashews, egg, coriander, 1 tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce, salt and pepper and process until well combined. Add the lentils and process until well combined.

Place the lentil mixture in a bowl. With damp hands divide the mixture into 8 portions. Roll and flatten each portion into a patty shape. Place on a tray lined with non-stick baking paper and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Heat a little oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook the patties in batches for 4 minutes each side or until golden. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

While the patties are cooking, combine 2 tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce and yoghurt.

Place the patties on serving plates. Serve with the sauce and a simple salad.

Hints

These patties would also be suitable for putting in a wrap with the chilli sauce and salad
Great in buns with salad or coleslaw
Can be reheated and eaten the next day
Great for lunch boxes
Sneak in some carrot or zucchini for extra vitamins or for the kids
Roll some smaller patties for parties or the kids and use the sauce as a dipping sauce

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