10 June 2010

lentil burger

We came upon this recipe from an unintentionally-hilarious cooking segment on one of our local news stations. This guy absolutely cracks us up, but his recipes are always intriguing so I guess he wins.

We made lentil burgers the night we harvested our mung bean sprouts. Our recipe is adapted from our homeboy's segment here.

Lentil Burgers
  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced peeled carrot
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced mushrooms
  • Breadcrumbs as needed
  • Canola oil
  • Whole wheat buns
  • Sprouts
Chris' Cucumber Yogurt Dressing
  • Plain, Nonfat yogurt
  • Cucumber
  1. First, make the dressing by julienne-ing (?) the cucumbers (I just learned what that word means, basically slicing it into thin, match-like sticks) and adding them to the yogurt. Set aside and refrigerate.
  2. Cook brown lentils in 2 cups of boiling water, covered, for 15-20 minutes and drain. At the same time, cook the oatmeal in 2/3 cup water until done.
  3. Saute the onions, carrot, garlic, mushrooms and a handful of sprouts with a splash of oil until softened.
  4. Add lentils, oatmeal and sauteed veggies to a large bowl and mash it all together.
  5. Sprinkle a handful of dried breadcrumbs and mash in until the consistency is nice and sticky for shaping the patties. I probably used a cup of breadcrumbs.
  6. Saute the patties in a nonstick pan with some oil until they are browned on both sides and heated through.
  7. Serve them up on a whole wheat bun with a dollop of cucumber-yogurt dressing and some more sprouts on top.
(Note: I've also seen a lentil burger recipe that uses sprouted lentils, so if you want to get crazy...)


  1. This looks great! I made a bean burger for the first time last month and was surprised that it was easy. I'm excited to try this one!

  2. haha I LOVE his cooking segments! They always put a smile on my face. And, he does have some interesting recipes. Thanks for sharing!


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