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Meatless Monday-Lentil, Chickpea, and Veggie Burgers

With it being Superbowl week (my team didn’t make it–I don’t want to talk about it!), I wanted to provide you with a healthy, hearty, but equally delicious burger recipe!  Everyone can purchase store-bought burgers and sides to top on, but if you really want to impress your guests, or you have a vegetarian on the guest list, this burger is a must-make!  Follow the recipe below for an amazing lentil, chickpea, and veggie burger!

4 TBSP Olive Oil, Divided

1/2 Large Onion, Chopped

1/2 Yellow or Orange Pepper, Choped

8 oz Thinly Sliced Mushrooms

1 TSP Cayenne Pepper

1 1/2 Cup lentils-prepared to package’s instructions

1 (16-oz) Can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 TBSP Worcestesrhire Sauce

2 TBSP Fresh Chopped Parsley

1 Egg, Beaten (or 2 egg whites)

2 Cups Fresh Breadcrumbs

1 Cup Shredded Gruyere or Cheddar Cheese

1 Cup Crumbled Feta

1/2 TSP Salt

Black Pepper

Chop and slice onion, pepper, and mushrooms

Chopped Veggies

Saute chopped onion and pepper in 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil until tender

Add cayenne pepper

Place onion and pepper in separate dish

Saute sliced mushrooms in 2 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil until tender

Place half of the mushrooms in dish with onions & pepper, reserve the other half for garnish

Put cooked lentils & chickpeas into bowl of a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped

To-Be-Pulsed Chickpeas and Lentils

To-Be-Pulsed Chickpeas and Lentils

Add veggie mixture, Worcestershire sauce, & parsley and pulse again until combined and nearly smooth

Adding veggies to food processor

Adding veggies to food processor

Spoon mixture into large bowl and add egg, breadcrumbs, salt, black pepper & cheeses

Combining the Burger Ingredients

Combining the Burger Ingredients

Uncooked Burgers

Uncooked Burgers

Mix and shape into 8 patties

Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes

Sauté on medium heat in olive oil until lightly brown

Burgers Cooking

Burgers Cooking

Serve burger with desired sides!  I served baked sweet potato fries and salad.

Lentil, Chickpea, and Veggie Burgers

Lentil, Chickpea, and Veggie Burgers

And, I couldn’t post today without wishing my amazing and supportive dad a Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

(Adapted from Relish.com Recipe)

Stay hungry…

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