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- 3 cups cooked lentils or beans
- 1 cup bell pepper or other vegetable, finely chopped
- 1 lb lean ground beef or other ground meat
- 1 egg optional
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 8 whole wheat hamburger buns
- Roughly mash the lentils with a fork.
- Mix the lentils, veggies, and meat with your hands in a large bowl. If you're going to grill the burgers, add an egg to keep them from crumbling.
- Add salt and pepper to mixture. Form into 8 patties.
- Grill the patties either on a barbecue or on the stovetop in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear until dark brown on one side, then flip them and do the same on the other side.
- Serve on toasted buns with your favorite condiments and fresh vegetables, like lettuce, tomato, and onion slices
- You can use almost any vegetable to make these burger patties, except lettuce and other greens. If you pick a hard vegetable like potato, squash, or eggplant, you'll need to cook it first.
- Make sure the vegetables are either small to begin with (like corn or peas) or finely chopped so that they cook evenly.
- If you won't eat all the burgers at once, wrap the raw patties in plastic. Refrigerate for a few days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.
Total calories: 365 Total fat: 7 g Saturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 49 g Protein: 27 g Fiber: 6 g Sodium: 451 mg