Lentil & Barley Veggie Burgers Recipe

Looking for an easy Lentil & Barley Veggie Burgers recipe? Learn how to make Lentil & Barley Veggie Burgers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hailey1288

Makes 7 servings



Directions Put the lentils and barley in a saucepan with cold water to cover by about 2 inches. Season with salt, and bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the lentils and barley tender, about 20 minutes. Drain excess liquid and put the beans and grain into a large bowl. Cool. Meanwhile, melt the butter in skillet over medium heat and cook the onion, garlic, and ginger until the onion is tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute more. Cool slightly and then add to the lentils and barley. Stir the cilantro, bread crumbs, and eggs into the lentil mixture, and season with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste. Puree 1 cup of the burger mix in a food processor until smooth. Return purree back to the bowl and mix well. Form mixture into 6 burgers (about 1/2 cup each). Place on a plate and refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 3 burgers, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes in all. Transfer the browned burgers to a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining burgers. Transfer burgers to the oven, and cook until firm, about 10 minutes. Serve with fresh greek yogurt and cucumbers. Use whole grain bread in desired.

Recipe Ingredients for Lentil & Barley Veggie Burgers

1 cup green lentils, picked through and rinsed thoroughly
1/4 cup pearl barley
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup bread crumbs (4 slices essential flax bread crumbed)
1 whole egg
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Lentil & Barley Veggie Burgers

  1. Put the lentils and barley in a saucepan with cold water to cover by about 2 inches. Season with salt, and bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the lentils and barley tender, about 20 minutes. Drain excess liquid and put the beans and grain into a large bowl. Cool.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in skillet over medium heat and cook the onion, garlic, and ginger until the onion is tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute more. Cool slightly and then add to the lentils and barley.

  3. Stir the cilantro, bread crumbs, and eggs into the lentil mixture, and season with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste. Puree 1 cup of the burger mix in a food processor until smooth. Return purree back to the bowl and mix well. Form mixture into 6 burgers (about 1/2 cup each). Place on a plate and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  5. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 3 burgers, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes in all. Transfer the browned burgers to a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining burgers. Transfer burgers to the oven, and cook until firm, about 10 minutes.

  6. Serve with fresh greek yogurt and cucumbers. Use whole grain bread in desired.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 71.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
178
Calories from Fat
19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.1g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
28mg
9%
Sodium
247mg
10%
Potassium
352mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
29.8g
10%
Dietary Fiber
10.3g
41%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
10.4g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 4% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
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