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Beluga Black Lentil Burgers

Course Vegan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Makes 12
Author Vanessa @VeganFamilyRecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 large Sweet Potato steamed
  • 1/2 cup uncooked
  • Beluga Lentils aka Urad Dal Lentils
  • 3 large Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 small Carrot grated
  • 1/2 cup vegan Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 440F (225C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Steam sweet potato until you can easily pierce it with a fork. Set aside and let cool.
  3. Bring lentils to a boil in double the amount of water, then simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile grate carrots, crush garlic and chop parsley.
  5. Place somewhat cooled sweet potatoes into a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Mix in carrots, garlic, parsley, and spices.
  6. Add cooked beluga lentils and bread crumbs.
  7. Form roughly 12 patties, 3" to 4" in size. These won't all fit on one baking sheet. Brush or drizzle with olive oil and bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove patties quickly from oven, flip patties, brush top side with olive oil again and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  9. Remove patties from oven when edges are slightly crisp. Using a spatula, carefully lift each patty off of baking sheet and place onto burger buns. Serve with avocado, tomatoes, and onion.

Recipe Notes

1) Depending on the size of your sweet potato and your bread crumbs consistency, you may need to add more or less bread crumbs than what the recipe calls for. I suggest slowly adding it to the mixture until desired consistency is reached.2) Try serving with a traditional guacamole instead of plain avocado for additional flavor. 3) Do make sure you add olive oil. This not only will make the patty crisp but will boost the amount of vitamins and minerals you absorb exponentially.