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Tastee Burgers

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Tastee Burgers
En Español

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  • Makes: 8 servings

These yummy vegetarian burgers are made from lentils and are loaded with protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup carrot (grated)
  • 3 cups bread crumbs (fresh)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (crumbled leaf)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese (sliced)

Directions

1. Place lentils in a colander, rinse in cold water and drain.

2. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add lentils, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes.

3. Add onion and carrots. Cook 15 minutes more or until lentils are tender.

4. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

5. Stir in bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder, oregano and salt.

6. Melt margarine in large skillet. Drop lentil mixture by rounded 1/2 cupfuls into hot margarine. Flatten mounds into patties and cook until firm and golden brown on both sides.

7. Top each patty with a thin slice of cheese.

8. Serve immediately.

9. Refrigerate leftovers within two hours.

Notes

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Source: Washington State University Extension, Favorite Recipes for Family Meals

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 prepared burger, 1/8 of recipe (238g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 378
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 38 mg
Sodium 591 mg
Carbohydrates 50 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 2 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 210 mg
Iron 5 mg
Potassium 500 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 378
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 4 mg
Cholesterol 38 mg
Carbohydrates 50 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 2 g
Protein 18 g
Minerals
Calcium 210 mg
Potassium 500 mg
Sodium 591 mg
Copper 350 mcg
Iron 5 mg
Magnesium 58 mg
Phosphorus 317 mg
Selenium 17 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 225 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 4 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 12 mcg
Folate 232 mcg DFE
Thiamin 1 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 4 mg
Choline 58 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
3/4 cups
Grains
2 ounces
Protein Foods
2 ounces
Dairy
1/4 cups
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