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mushroom lentil bruschetta burger with bun on parchment
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Mushroom Lentil Bruschetta Burger

This mushroom and lentil burger is a delicious veggie burger option: with the perfect texture that combines brown lentils, mushrooms, sunflower seeds and rolled oats. Topped with a sweet and tangy tomato bruschetta topping, these are perfect for summer!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 473kcal

Ingredients

Mushroom and Lentil Veggie Burgers:

  • 3.5 oz mushrooms 100g, 6 average cremini
  • 1 cup brown lentils canned, drained and rinsed; see note 1
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup Panko see note 2
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 mozzarella sliced

Bruschetta:

  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tablespoons red onion minced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil torn
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Other:

  • 4 gourmet burger buns

Instructions

  • Spread out a couple of paper towels and arrange the lentils and mushrooms on top. Allow to dry for 10 minutes.
  • Place the mushrooms, lentils, garlic, worcestershire, salt, balsamic vinegar, and sunflower seeds in the base of a food processor, and pulse 10 times. Scrape down the sides of the processor, add the rolled oats and pulse 5 more times (or until it looks like the photo above).
  • Scrape the contents of the food processor into a large bowl. Stir in the panko and eggs.
  • Form ⅓ cup patties about 1 inch thick. Cook in a non-stick frying pan for 4 minutes, then flip. Cook for 2 more minutes, then place a slice of mozzarella on top and cook for another 2 or so minutes, until cheese is melted and burger is cooked through.
  • Bruschetta Stir together all bruschetta ingredients and set aside.

Notes

1- red lentils will not work for this recipe.
2- Japanese breadcrumbs; should be found with the regular breadcrumbs
Storage
Cooked patties may be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Reheat in a frying pan over medium heat until warmed through.
Freezer
You may freeze raw patties on a baking sheet for 2-3 hours before transferring to a reusable silicone bag or plastic freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Thaw on a plate before cooking as directed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 718mg | Potassium: 811mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 634IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 7mg