No month goes by without veggie burger time for me and it's here again today! Sometimes it's almost like no week goes by without veggie burger time, especially now in this slightly colder season. This could be a good recipe, if you are planning cosy weekend evenings in. Have a lovely weekend all anyway!
In these burgers I combined red lentils with ground dried peas and pepper, and this is a really good and easy basic veggie burger recipe.
Makes a batch of about 15 burgers.
1 cup red lentils
1 cup ground dried peas
1 vegetable stock cube
1 pointy yellow romano pepper
1 large red onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
1 ½ cups spelt flour
Vegetable oil for frying
New onions of the season
Rinse the lentils and cook them in water with added vegetable stock cube until they are soft. Add the ground dried peas just before the end, in order to cook them also for a couple of minutes. Drain the lentils and peas well and let them cool.
Chop the romano pepper, onion and garlic very finely.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and shape burgers from the mix. Add more flour, if needed for the firm texture. I normally add a couple of tablespoons of the mix and shape the burgers on the hot pan.
Heat vegetable oil in a large pan and fry the burgers on both sides until golden brown.
After the frying place them on kitchen roll to get rid of excess oil.
Serve as burgers with ciabatta rolls, tomato slices, new onions and gem lettuce.