I received this message in my email inbox and couldn’t wait to try it… my family is glad that I did. I am always looking for new lunches to send to my kids at school. These burgers are great served with a green salad, on a bun like a classic burger, or (my favorite) crumbled up on a whole wheat tortilla with grated carrot, lettuce and slices of red pepper as a wrap sandwich. They also go well with diced tomato and avocado. Most babies will be able to eat these from 10 months old. Add some salt and chile powder if you are cooking for adults or older children.
Lentil Burgers (Gluten Free)
Time: 45 minutes
1 cup dried lentils, rinsed and boiled (approximately 40 minutes)
6 cloves garlic, minced
¾ c diced yellow onion
1/4c leeks, finely diced
2 TBSP ground flax seed
5 tsp Dijon mustard
3 TBSP tomato paste
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1 c cooked brown rice
(1 tsp salt optional)
- Boil lentils and rinse. Mash them partially with a fork.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl, form into 6 -8 patties.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and cook each patty 2-3 minutes per side, until light brown.
- Transfer the patties to the baking sheet and cook in the oven for 15 more minutes