Vegetarian Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 small leak, finely sliced
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbs cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • Place lentils and bay leaf in a sauce pan, cover with water and bring to a boil and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until tender.
  • Drain and discard the bay leaf.
  • Combine half the cooked lentils with the onion and garlic in a food processor and process to smooth paste.
  • Transfer to a bowl and mix with remaining lentils, leek, carrot, bread crumbs, egg yolks and cilantro.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Form the mixture into patties.
  • Heat some oil in a non stick saute pan and fry the burgers in batches until browned on both sides, adding more oil if necessary.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve on hamburger buns.

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