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French Green Lentil Burger

Put together a savory, classic French green lentil burger in no time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4 1/3 lb burgers

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Cast iron skillet
  • Mixing bowls

Ingredients

French Green Lentil Patty

  • 1.5 cup French green lentils, dry 2 cups cooked
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1.5 tbsp black garlic puree
  • 2 tbsp oyster mushroom powder or other dried mushroom powder
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp unrefined salt

Burger Toppings

  • 4 burger buns
  • Revival Provisions mustard or other local choice
  • Tomato Jam ketchup okay
  • 4 slices Follow Your Heart gouda
  • lettuce
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • pickles
  • red onion sliced

Instructions

French Green Lentil Patties

  • Cover rinsed French green lentils with 2 inches of water and simmer for 20-25 minutes until just tender.
  • Cut red onion into chunks and place in food processor. Pulse red onion until fine. Sauté in a cast iron with olive oil or water until caramelized - 6-8 minutes.
  • Cut carrot into cubes. In food processor, pulse carrot into medium pieces. Add French green lentils and pulse mixture until about 60% of lentils are broken.
  • Remove lentil-carrot mixture and add cooked red onion. Add black garlic puree, thyme, black pepper, and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Add oyster mushroom powder and bread crumbs. Mix to combine.
  • Separate mixture into 4 balls. Shape into patties by hand or burger press.

Cook Your Burger

  • Heat cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add avocado oil or Earth Balance, and place 2 patties in skillet.
  • Flip patties after 3 minutes. Side should have a light golden-brown sear. Adjust temperature accordingly.
  • Sear second side for 3 minutes, then flip. Add 1-2 tbsp water to the edge of the cast iron, careful not to disturb the sear on the bottom of the patties. Cover and steam for 4 minutes, flipping half-way through.
  • Sear both sides one last time for 2 minutes each. On last flip, add Follow Your Heart smoked gouda or other plant-based cheese to melt.

Assemble Your Burger

  • Toast your burger buns in the toaster oven or on the skillet. Lather tomato jam on the bottom bun, and mustard on top.
  • Place your burger patty down. Top with red onion, tomato, pickles, and lettuce.
    Cut in half and dig in!