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Green Lentil Patties

About the Recipe

Serve these flavorful patties, packed with green lentils, brown rice, oats, veggies and seasonings, on top of a salad or cooked greens. The green lentils and brown rice can be cooked a day or two ahead of time, to help these burgers come together more quickly. 

Makes 15 patties

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup diced red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced white onions
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats  
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 2 cups cooked green lentils
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice 
  • 1 cup bread crumbs 
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon ground chili powder 
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Method:

Put bell peppers, carrots, onions, oats and walnuts in a food processor. Pulse until all ingredients have been finely and evenly chopped. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add all remaining ingredients except olive oil. Stir to mix well. 

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a cast iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Using a 1/4-cup measure, scoop mixture into balls, then flatten to form patties. If mixture seems crumbly and patties aren’t holding together, add a teaspoon or two of water, then remix and re-shape patties. Working in batches, cook patties on each side until browned, 2 to 3 minutes, flipping carefully. Serve warm.