Wednesday 28 August 2013

Lentil Bean Burgers

I got inspired to make this post by a blog post I read from a woman who was on the poverty line but still found a way to eat amazing food. I had of course give it the food devil twist so I added lentils and the 4 Cs (Cumin, Coriander, Carrot & Chilli). The end result is really delicious, as always with my burgers I serve it with fresh corn on the cob with chilli butter as it compliments burgers perfectly.
Makes 4 burgers


Ingredients 
100g green lentils
250 g red kidney beans (large tin)
1 carrot
1 large red onion
Pinch coriander & cumin seeds
Fresh coriander leafs (handful)
2 cloves garlic
1 devil eye chilli
1 bay leaf
2 slices of white bread
1 tsp seeded mustard
Sunflower oil
To serve:

Burger bun
Tomato ketchup
Sambal
Gurkens
Lettuce leafs
Mozzarella cheese


Cooking Utensils
Chopping Board
Pestle & Mortar
2 Saucepans
Frying Pan
Blender
Grater
Potato masher
Large mixing bowl

Preparation
- Wash and rinse both your lentils & red kidney beans


- Grate your carrot & red onion
- Finely chop your garlic & chilli



- Make breadcrumbs from your white bread



- In a pestle & mortar crush your cumin & coriander seeds with your garlic and chilli
- Finely chop your fresh coriander

Cooking


 
- Cook your lentils as per instructions. (2:1 water:lentil for aprox 30 minutes)
- Cook your red kidney beans with a bay leaf in boiling water for aprox 5 minutes or until they become soft
 


- On a medium to high heat fry your carrots, onions and cumin/coriander/garlic/chilli mix in a little sunflower oil for 5 minutes



- In a large mixing bowl mash your cooked red kidney beans & lentils with a potato masher. After add your carrot/onion mix, mustard, fresh coriander & finally breadcrumbs


- Separate into 4 even balls and make 4 burger sized pattys


- On a medium to high heated frying pan you will cook your burgers for about 4 minutes a side – remember that they are quite delicate so only turn one time when they are lightly browned.




- Serve on a seeded burger bun with melted mozzarella (melt cheese on burger under the grill), gurkens, lettuce, tomato ketchup & sambal 



ENJOY!!!

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