Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Lentil-Mushroom Burgers
Category:   Main Dishes - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian
From:   Scott Jurek
1 c dried green lentils (2 1/4 c cooked)
2 1/4 c water
1 t dried parsley
1/4 t black pepper
3 garlic cloves- minced
1 1/4 c finely chopped onion
3/4 c finely chopped walnuts
2 c fine bread crumbs
1/2 c ground flax seed
3 c finely chopped mushrooms
1 1/2 c destemmed, finely chopped kale, spinach or winter greens
2 T coconut oil or olive oil
3 T balsamic vinegar
2 T dijon mustard
2 T nutritional yeast
1 t sea salt
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t paprika
Directions:   In a small pot, bring the lentils, water, parsley, 1 garlic clove and 1/4 c of the onion to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 35 to 40 minutes, until the water is absorbed and the lentils are soft.

While the lentils are cooking, combine the walnuts, bread crumbs, and flax seed in a bowl. Add the nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, and paprika and mix well.

Saute the remaining onion, remaining garlic, the mushrooms, and greens in the oil for 8 to 10 minutes, then set aside. Remove the lentils from the heat, add the vinegar and mustard, and mash with a potato masher or wooden spoon to a thick paste.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the lentils, sauteed veggies, and bread crumb mixtures, and mix well. Cool in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes or more.

Using your hands, form burger patties to your desired size and place on waxed paper. Lightly fry in a seasoned skillet, broil, or grill until lightly browned and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Extra uncooked patties can be frozen on wax paper in plastic bags or wrapped individually in aluminum foil, making for a quick dinner or wholesome burger for the next barbecue.
Makes:   Dozen 4-inch burgers