GF Lentil Mushroom Cheeseburger
Yield: 4 burgers
1 1/2 cups of cooked green lentils
1 200g pack of cremini mushrooms
1 small onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 jalapeno (exclude if you don't like spicy)
1 cup of oats
1 large egg
1 tbs gf soy sauce
1 tbs worcestershire
If you're using uncooked lentils I recommend soaking over night in a pot of salted water. To cook the lentils fill the pot with water about two inches above the lentils and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling turn heat to sow and let simmer for 10-12 minutes. Drain lentils and set aside. If you're using a can of pre-cooked lentils you can disregard this step.
Now it's time to cook the mushrooms. Dice up the whole package of cremini mushrooms and fry in an oiled pan on medium meat. Cook for about 5 minutes and then you can add soy sauce and cook for another 5 minutes. Set mushrooms aside in a bowl.
Using the same pan we will add some more oil. Dice your small onion and add to the pan. Now you can dice your garlic and add into the pan with the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Fry together for approx 6 minutes, until onions are translucent.
Now you can add your onion mix into a food processor with your lentils, oats, and egg. Pulse until everything is mixed together. If you don't have a food processor you mash everything together with your hands.
Now transfer everything from your food processor into a large bowl and add your mushrooms, diced jalapeno and worcestershire. Mix together well.
Shape out your burger patties (should make 4-5 patties depending on the size you make them). Set them on a pan with parchment paper and set in the freezer for 30 minutes to help them hold together better when frying.
While your burgers are setting in the freezer you can prepare something to go with your burger like fries or side salad. Also you can use this time to prepare your desired toppings. I did cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, and fried onions.
After 30 minutes have passed you can grab your patties from the freezer and heat a pan with oil on low-medium heat. Fry burgers for about 8 minutes per side to ensure it's heated all the way through. Add cheese when there is a few minutes left to get it all nice and melted on.
Toast your buns and then your burgers will be ready to assemble.