Red Lentils-Red Quinoa Burgers

Red Lentils-Red Quinoa Burgers


Lentils Ingredients:

1 cup dry red lentils

1 cup water

1 1/2 cups vegetable broth

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt

pepper

Lentils Method:

*Rinse dry lentils. Add all ingredients to medium-sized stock pot. Stir. Bring to a boil. Drop heat to medium low. Cook until lentils are tender (~20-30 minutes). Set aside.


Quinoa Ingredients:

3/4 cup dry red quinoa

3/4 cup vegetable broth

3/4 cup water

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt

pepper

Quinoa Method:

*Mix water, broth, oil, salt, and pepper in medium-sized pot. Bring to boil. Stir in quinoa. Cover. Drop to low. Cook ~15 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork. Set aside.


Yogurt Sauce Ingredients:

1 8oz container plain yogurt (soy, Greek, your choice)

1/8 teaspoon smoked hot paprika

1/8 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon orange juice

1 mini-cucumber--diced

1 teaspoon-1 tablespoon mint (to taste)

Yogurt Sauce Method:

*Mix and serve with burgers.


Burgers Ingredients:

Cooked lentils (from above)

Cooked quinoa (from above)

1/2 red onion--diced

1/4 green bell pepper-diced

1/2 jalapeño--minced

2 medium carrots--diced

2 cloves garlic--minced

olive oil

1/4 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon orange zest

juice from 1/2 orange

mint (~2 tablespoons)

2-3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1/3-1/2 cup rye flour

Burgers Method:

*Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in saute pan over medium heat. Add onion, pepper, jalapeño, carrot, salt, pepper, and garam masala. Saute 6-8 minutes until vegetables soften. Add garlic. Saute until all veggies are soft.

*Preheat oven to 375 degree F. In a large bowl mix quinoa, lentils, cooked veggies, orange juice, zest, mint, nutritional yeast, and rye flour. Note: the mixture will be sticky, but this is ok!

*Grease the bottom of a large baking dish with olive oil. Form the burger mixture into eight burgers. Add to baking dish (make sure they are not touching). Bake 20-25 minutes. Flip. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes. Turn oven off and let stand in oven at least 5 minutes before serving. Serve with yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato, buns and/or your favorite condiments!


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