• Lentil, Beet and Barley Burger

    Ingredients

    6 Portions

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Canola oil
      ¼ cup
    • Yellow onion, small dice
      1 cup
    • Whole green lentils, cooked
      16 oz.
    • Red beet, finely grated
      1 cup
    • Pearl barley, cooked
      1 cup
    • Cashews, toasted
      1 cup
    • Breadcrumbs
      1 cup
    • Egg, large
      1 each
    • Tamari
      1 Tbsp.
    • Salt
      as needed
    • Ground black pepper
      as needed
    • Burger buns
      6 each
    • Smoked Gouda, slices
      6 each

    Method

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Heat a skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil and add onions. Sauté until golden brown and remove from pan. Cool.
    3. Add lentils, beet, barley, cashews, bread crumbs, egg, and tamari to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until mixture is crumbly and texture resembles ground meat. Do not purée smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    4. Portion into 6 patties.
    5. Heat an oven proof skillet with the remaining oil until just beginning to smoke. Add patties and brown on one side.
    6. Flip patties over and continue cooking until heated through and browned. If desired, add one slice of cheese to the top of each patty and heat in the oven until melted, about 1 minute.
    7. Place one patty topped with garnishes of choice on a toasted bun.