Lentil Burgers

Lentil Burgers

I grew up in a mostly vegetarian house and these lentil burgers were one of my favorite dishes that my mom would make.  The patties don’t hold together all that well, but they sure do taste good.  They are also economical and healthy.

Lentil Burgers

1 cup dried lentils
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons wheat germ
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons butter

Rinse lentils with cold water.  In a large saucepan, add 5 cups of cold water and lentils.  Cover and simmer until soft (about 50 minutes).  Drain.  Combine with bread crumbs, onion, wheat germ, vinegar, mustard, salt, garlic powder, and beaten egg.  Divide into 6 parts and make into patties.  In a large skillet, fry patties in butter for about 3 minutes on each side.  Melt cheese over patties if desired.  Place on buns and add desired condiments.

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