Almond-Lentil Burgers

Almond-Lentil Burgers

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

You won't feel like you're missing out at the BBQ when you're enjoying these lentil burgers.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 carrot
  • ¼ of a medium red onion
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 ow-calorie whole wheat hamburger buns (such as Sara Lee® Delightful Wheat)
  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ cup cooked lentils
  • 1 egg or ¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 thin slices red onion

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  1. Using a large-hole grater, grate the carrot and the one-fourth onion. In a small skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium heat. Cook and stir grated vegetables, celery and garlic in hot oil for 4 to 5 minutes or until just crisp-tender. Remove from heat; set aside.
  2. In a food processor, process one of the hamburger buns to coarse crumbs. Measure out ½ cup; discard any remaining crumbs. Return ½ cup crumbs to the food processor along with almonds, oregano, lemon peel, salt, pepper and half of the lentils. Process until finely ground.
  3. In a large bowl whisk egg. Add processed mixture, unprocessed lentils and cooked carrot mixture; mix until combined. Let mixture stand for 20 minutes. Divide mixture evenly into four portions and roll into balls; flatten with the palms of your hands into ¾-inch-thick patties.
  4. Toast remaining four buns. In a large nonstick skillet heat remaining 3 teaspoons oil. Add burgers. Cook over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp and browned and internal temperature reaches 160°F, turning once halfway through cooking time. Serve burgers on toasted bun bottoms and top with lettuce leaves, tomato slices, onion slices and toasted bun tops.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 burger
  • Per serving: 274 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 12 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 47 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 372 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 fat, 1½ starch, 1 lean protein, 1 vegetable

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