French Green Lentil Burger
Put together a savory, classic French green lentil burger in no time!
Servings: 4 1/3 lb burgers
Cast iron skillet
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
- 4 burger buns
- Revival Provisions mustard or other local choice
- Tomato Jam ketchup okay
- 4 slices Follow Your Heart gouda
- 1 tomato sliced
- red onion sliced
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.