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Cumin-spiced Red Lentil Burgers

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Description Edit

The good news the red lentils in these spicy, Indian-inspired vegetarian burgers don't need to be soaked and cook super quickly. What's more, they are rich in b vitamins, fiber and folate, which help fight heart disease and birth defects.

  • Contributed by Indiancuisineandculture Y-Group
  • Source: [Http://Www.Foodandwine.Com/Recipes/Cumin-Spiced-Red-Lentil-Burgers Food & Wine]
  • Total Time: 1 Hr
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. In a large saucepan, cover the lentils with cold water by 2 inches and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to moderate and simmer the lentils until they are very tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the lentils well.
  4. Preheat the broiler.
  5. In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
  6. Add the onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring frequently, until golden, about 6 minutes.
  7. Add the carrots and two-thirds of the garlic and cook until the carrots begin to soften, about 4 minutes.
  8. Stir in the cumin and cayenne and remove from the heat.
  9. Mix in the bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons of the parsley, the eggs, salt and pepper.
  10. Form the mixture into sixteen ¼-cup burgers.
  11. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  12. Brush the foil and both sides of the burgers with the remaining ¼ cup of olive oil.
  13. Broil until golden,about 3 minutes per side.
  14. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the yogurt with the lemon juice and the remaining garlic and 1 tablespoon of parsley.
  15. Serve the burgers hot, with the yogurt sauce on the side.

Make Ahead Edit

The lentil burgers can be prepared through step 10 and refrigerated overnight.

Nutritional information Edit

One serving:

  • 621 calories | 27 gm total fat | 4.3 gm saturated fat | 71 gm carb | 11 gm fiber

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