Mushroom-Lentil Burgers

You simply can't beat a good burger, loaded down with your favorite toppings, and sandwiched between a bun. I'm not a vegetarian but when it comes to burgers if I have a choice between a meat patty or a veggie filled one, nine times out of ten I am going for the veggie.  I want my veggie burgers to have taste, substance and texture and this patty delivers on all accounts.


This homemade veggie burger is made with high-quality ingredients, which isn't always the case with the store-bought versions. The high-protein lentils and flavorful and "meaty" mushrooms, make them both hearty and satisfying.


Mushroom- Lentil Burgers

8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 cup precooked black lentils
2 garlic gloves, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon olive oil + 1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 large egg
1/2 cup panko
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
burger buns, toasted. for serving

Heat skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Add in onion and garlic. Sauté till onion is tender 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Combine mushrooms, lentils, mustard, parsley, salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse to combine.
Combine onion mixture , panko, mushroom mixture and egg in a large bowl, stirring well. Divide mixture into 4 equal patties.
Heat skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add patties and cook 4 minutes on each side, or till brown.
Place mushroom burgers between toasted bun and top with desired toppings.
If melting cheese over top, simply place the cooked burgers on a baking sheet and place under the broiler 2 minutes or so.Directions:



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