Monday, May 12, 2014

Mushroom Lentil Burger

This is another yummy vegetarian burger creation. This was perfect for my meal prepping. Making all these amazing vegetarian dishes are such a treat. I feel like I'm cheating because it tastes so good. 

I'm definitely going to need to try desserts soon... 


Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided 
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 regular or gluten free hamburger bun
  • 6 ounces assorted mushrooms
  • (8-ounce) pouch precooked black beluga lentils (such as Trader Joes)
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard, divided
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • large egg, lightly beaten 
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used fagé)
  • 3 tbs sirchacha 


Instructions:
Preheat broiler.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Remove from heat.

Place 1 bun in a food processor; process until coarse crumbs form. Remove breadcrumbs from food processor; set aside.

Combine mushrooms, lentils, 2 teaspoons mustard, and the next 3 ingredients (through salt) in food processor; pulse to combine.

Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, mushroom mixture, and egg in a large bowl, stirring well. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, gently shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties; cook for 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove patties from pan; arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle patties evenly with cheese. Place under broiler for 2 minutes or until cheese is softened.

Combine yogurt, siracha and remaining 2 teaspoons mustard in a small bowl. 

I decided to make this open faced, so I just topped my burgers with lettuce, tomatoes and put the fagé mixture on the side for dipping. You could definitely serve on a hamburger bun instead. Just depends on what your preference is.