Lentil Burgers

One of our favorite burgers for burger night is Lentil Burgers.  This economical meal is a delicious way to stretch your food budget. Leftovers make great lunches the next day.

The first time I made these, I had no idea what a lentil was and didn’t know where to look for them in the grocery store. Now I know lentils can be found in the dry beans section of your supermarket.  They are a protein-filled legume.

Ingredients:
2 cups lentils (1 – 16 oz. package)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 onion, chopped
1 cup or more gluten-free cracker or bread crumbs
1/4 cup ketchup or tomato juice
salt and pepper

Rinse lentils in a strainer.  Put lentils in a pot and cover with water.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to simmer and cover. Cook for 50 minutes.  Drain and cool.

Add to cooked lentils, eggs, cracker crumbs, onion, ketchup, salt and pepper.  Mixture should hold its shape when formed into patties.  Heat a skillet to 400 degrees.  Grease skillet with olive oil or butter.  Fry patties until brown on each side.  You may add a slice of cheese, just before serving.

These burgers are great open-faced or on a bun.  Serve with all the regular fixin’s…mayo, ketchup, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce.  etc.  A salad and fruit round out your lentil burger meal.  Enjoy!

They also brought wheat and barley, flour and roasted grain, beans and lentils.  2 Samuel 17:28 (NIV)

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