Baked Mushroom & Lentil Burger
After a long 6 weeks without a computer…..I’m back:D!! Gavin had attempted to fix my laptop (very unsuccessfully I might add) and so it’s been in the shop since then. It’s a bit of a sore subject with him, so I won’t get into the details. Nevertheless, it’s been such a long haul but I’m very happy to be back. Nothing much new life-wise for me over here-I feel kind of boring, but that’s how life goes!
In my 6 week absence, I’ve made LOTS of good food-these burgers being one of them! They ended up on my meal planning list several times, and each time I got to perfect the recipe. Score!
I love all kinds of burgers, especially ones that are vegetarian. I’ve made a couple of them over the years and love having them in my repertoire. These burgers are packed with mushrooms, lentils & onions. In all honesty, they do take a bit of work but they are sooo worth it (in my humble opinion). It has a similar texture to a beef burger and are perfectly baked in the oven. So flavorful! I loaded these burgers up with lots of veggies and found that they left me quite full for hours. Of course, if you were extremely hungry you could serve them with a salad and some fries (and maybe some beer?:))
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Baked Mushroom & Lentil Burgers
Makes 6 burgs’
for the burger:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups mushrooms, sliced
3/4 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1 (54ml) can of lentils, rinsed and drained, divided*
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon chili pepper
1/4 cup packed cilantro
½-¾ cup bread crumbs
recommended for your burger:
6 burger buns
Condiments of your choosing!
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large frying pan over medium heat, add the oil. Once heated, add in the onion & mushrooms and sauté until soft, about 8-10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another few minutes.
In a food processor, pulse the mushroom/onion mixture, HALF the lentils, Worcestershire sauce, paprika and chili powder until well blended.
Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, mix in the remaining lentils, cilantro and bread crumbs.
Using ½ cup of the mixture, shape into patties and place on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
Bake the patties for 10 minutes. Using a metal spatula, carefully flip over the burgers. Bake for an additional 8 minutes, then add cheese and cook until melted.
Prepare the burgs, serve and enjoy!
Source: adapted from Port & Fin