Friday, November 7, 2014

Gluten Free Lentil Burger Recipe

Gluten Free Lentil Burger Recipe 

Picture from the Food Network
We found a recipe on the food network and adapted it to be gluten free.  Our recipe is not vegan, but it is very good.

16 ozs. brown lentils, rinsed, strained and picked through 
4 cups water
2 Tablespoons ChiBetter Than Bouillon Chicken Base 8oz 
1 Tablespoon butter 
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large white onion, 3/4 chopped and 1/2 half thinly sliced
Fine salt
4 large cloves garlic, minced 

8 ounces fresh baby spinach  
Juice of 1 lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 Tablespoon Liquid Aminos 16 oz. 16 Ounces (gluten free soy sauce)
2 eggs
6 slices of bacon
1 cup Gillian's Foods - Gluten Free Italian Bread Crumbs - 12 oz. 
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
Cooking spray
10-12 gluten free hamburger buns (We like Udi's Gluten Free Classic Hamburger Buns 10.4 Oz. - 2 Pack

Sliced American cheese

Bring the lentils and 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. 

Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover and simmer until the lentils are fully softened and the liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Drain.

Transfer to a medium bowl and mash well with a potato masher. Set aside.

Peel and mince the garlic.

Heat the oil & butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, garlic,and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook....

...stirring, until softened, about 6 minutes.

Add the spinach and stir until the spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes.
Add mixture to the bowl with the lentils. 

Add lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon black pepper, cumin, paprika, and liquid aminos.

Add the eggs,bread crumbs, walnuts, and 1/2 Tablespoon salt to the lentils.

Fry the bacon.

Chop the bacon. 

Add the bacon to the lentils.

Mix together thoroughly.  (Chad likes to wear disposable rubber gloves to keep his hands cleaner.)

The mixture is still very warm. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.  Or, put into freezer for 1 hour.

Preheat the grill to medium-high. Form the mixture into 10-12 patties and spray with cooking spray on each side. 

Grill until nice grill marks form, about 3-4 minutes per side. 

Place the patties in the buns with the sliced onion, cheese, and other toppings, as desired, and serve.

Bon app├ętit!

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