Bring on the Lentils!

22 Feb

With our theme of super foods in full swing we decided to try out a recipe from marthastewart.com using wonderful lentils! Just letting you guys know that Martha is one of our main girls we look up to for cooking inspiration. Even though she’s been in the slammer, we think it’s just escalated her street cred. On another note, the lentils look like random little seeds and you are probably skeptical about our judgment to post this recipe, but trust us, this meal is BOMB.COM! I couldn’t believe how delicious, easy and filling this burger is.

Chicken Lentil Burger

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serving: 2

Ingredients

1 cup of cooked lentils

½ a package of ground chicken or turkey breast

2 teaspoons of olive oil

¼ cup of chopped onion

1 teaspoon of cumin (not necessary)

1 egg

2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs

2 English muffins

Directions

  1. Grab a medium sized frying pan and empty 2 teaspoons of olive oil into the pan and put the stove on medium heat. Throw some diced onions in there and let them sizzle for a couple minutes. Sprinkle some cumin onto the onions.
  2. In the mean time, get a medium size bowl and put the ground chicken, lentils (that are strained and rinsed), an egg (that can be whipped with a fork in the bowl), breadcrumbs, and a dash of salt and pepper in the bowl.
  3. WARNING! This part gets a little messy but scoop up those onions with a fork from the frying pan and put them in the mixing bowl. Use your hands and mash up all of these ingredients together. Once everything is evenly blended in the mixture, break it up into two patties and place on the frying pan.
  4. Use a spatula to flip the patties every couple of minutes for about 15-20 minutes. (To cut cooking time put the patties on the George Forman!) Make sure the patties are fully cooked before you remove them. One of the best indicators to know that the patties are cooked, is that the onions in the patty should be a darker brown.

Feel free to substitute the English muffin with a hamburger bun, but let me tell you, the best hamburger I’ve ever had was on an English muffin at the Bowery on Sunset in LA (definitely check that place out if you have the chance). Plus you cut a pretty significant amount of carbs doing that and get some breakfast sandwiches later in the week! Also, throw on some lettuce, tomato, pickles, or whatever you like to put on a burger. Grub hard gang!

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