Yummy Lentil Burgers

I’ve been on a bread making kick lately, so when I decide to make some lentil burgers I had to make the buns too!

Buns

Ingredients:
1 cup soy milk
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup margarine
1 egg substitute
4 1/2 cups flour (unbleached, whole wheat, or a mix)
1 package instant yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Heat the milk, water, sugar and margarine until butter is melted. Check temperature. Depending on the temperature, let cool to 120F. Carefully beat in egg substute. Mix in the yeast and let sit for a couple minutes then mix 2 cups of the flour and salt into the milk mixture. Stir in the rest of the flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Beat well after each addition. When the dough pulls together, (it will form a soft ball) turn it out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. This should take about 5 minutes. Divide dough into equal pieces and covered baking sheet.Let rise for 30 to 35 minutes. When buns have almost doubled bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Lentil Patty

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups cooked lentils
1 egg substitute
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs (or panko flakes)
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

Place lentils in the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse until mostly pureed, leaving some whole lentil pieces. Turn into a mixing bowl and stir in the egg substitute and 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs. Cover and refrigerate for two hours, or overnight. Remove lentil mixture from the refrigerator and stir in the remaining breadcrumbs. Shape into 4 to 6 patties. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add patties and cook until golden brown all over, about 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Serve hot on toasted buns or over mixed greens. These veggie burgers heat well wrapped loosely in foil in 350ºF oven. Makes 4 to 6, depending on size.

These burgers turned out pretty good.  My lentils got a little too processed though so they were a little mushy. I’m hoping the extra ones that I froze will be firmer when I heat them up.

My burger included vegenise mayo, spicy mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and of course the lentil patty.

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