Veggie Burger

veggie burger

Veggie Burger
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Refrigeration Time
15 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Veggie Burger's are an excellent alternative to traditional turkey or beef burgers and provide a host of nutritional benefits!

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 burgers
Author: SmartyPantsKitchen
Ingredients
Burger
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup lentils cooked
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • whole grain burger buns
  • 1 large organic tomato
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Chipotle Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Cook lentils: On medium high heat, add lentils and 4 cups water; cook uncovered for 30 minutes

  2. In food processor, add mushrooms, scallions and black beans; puree to a finely chopped consistency

  3. In a large bowl, combine mushroom mixture and cooled/drained lentils; combine well

  4. Add bread crumbs, seasoned salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce to mixture

  5. Combine, form into balls, flatten and place on baking sheet; refrigerate 30 minutes

  6. Toast whole grain buns, slice tomato and onion

  7. In a skillet on medium high heat, add olive oil; cook burgers for 3 minutes on each side

  8. Assemble burger with dressing of your choice*, spinach, burger, tomato and onion

Recipe Notes
  • * Depending upon your preference, some sauces that go well with this dish are steak sauce, Dijon mustard, horseradish mayonnaise, sun-dried tomato hummus
  • Additions to the general mushroom mixture for flavor: drained green chiles, drained chipotle peppers, minced onion, salsa, tomato paste
  • Additions to the general mushroom mixture for enhanced nutrients: flax seed, wheat germ, pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • Keep in mind, if moisture is added, increase the amount of bread crumbs; if grains/seeds are added, increase the amount of lentils or add an egg

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