Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lentil burgers

These are how mine turned out and they are quite delicious!!!

1 c. dry lentils
1/2 c. brown rice
3 c. water
1 c. whole wheat bread crumbs

1/2 cup wheat germ
1 med onion
2 stalks celery
half green pepper (or one small one)
1/2 tsp. of oregano
1/2 tsp. of salt and pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (or can finely chop fresh garlic as well)
tsp. curry powder (optional)
3 T. oil

Both lentils and rice in water, low heat, cover for 45 min.
Remove from heat, let stand 10 min.
Mash (do not remove extra water) and then stir in bread crumbs.
You don't have to do this, but I like to saute my onion, celery and peppers with the seasonings (especially with curry) before I add them to the mixture.
But you don't have to this, you can just add to mixtures without pre-cooking as well.
Shape and smash with hands into patties.
press patties into wheat germ.

When ready to eat just heat them over a skillet with oil for 10 minutes.

Serve on a bun or do it Mediterranean style in a whole wheat pita with some lettuce, tomato and feta cheese.

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