Lentil burgers are a tasty and inexpensive substitute for meat patties. You’ll be surprised by how similar the flavor is.
We often hear that we can get all the nutrients we need from a well-balanced diet. This is frequently untrue. For example, throughout most of North America, the sun is not strong enough for much of the year to provide adequate vitamin D, so we need a supplement. Unless you drink at least 2 cups (500 mL) of milk or fortified soy beverage each day, you likely need a calcium supplement. People over 50 need larger amounts of both vitamin D and calcium. If you are a vegan and do not drink fortified soy beverage, you will also need a vitamin B12 supplement.
- 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) brown lentils, drained and rinsed 1
- 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs 150 mL
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion 60 mL
- ¼ cup finely chopped celery 60 mL
- ½ tsp salt 2 mL
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 mL
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 5 mL
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil 15 mL
- ½ cup shredded Cheddar or Swiss cheese 125 mL
- In a large bowl, mash lentils. Stir in bread crumbs, onion, celery, salt, pepper, 1/3 cup (75 mL) water and Worcestershire sauce until well blended. Form into five ¾-inch (2 cm) thick patties.
- In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook burgers for about 5 minutes per side or until browned on both sides. Top each with cheese.
Reference : Canadian Diabetes Association