Recipe

Vegetable burgers

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 35 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Vegetable burgers
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (300g) large onion, chopped finely
  • 1 (200g) red capsicum, chopped finely
  • 1 1/2 cup button mushrooms, chopped coarsely
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked long-grain white rice
  • 3 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 2 (180g) medium carrots, grated coarsely
  • 6 small wholegrain bread rolls
  • 1 can sliced beetroot, drained
  • 1 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 2 (200g) medium tomatoes, sliced thinly
Mint yoghurt sauce
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yoghurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

Method

Vegetable burgers
  • 1
    In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil on medium heat; cook onion, capsicum, mushrooms, garlic and lentils, stirring, for about 3-5 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.
  • 2
    Add broth; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until lentils are tender and broth is absorbed. Remove from heat. Stir in rice, parsley, flour and half of the carrot. Stand to cool.
  • 3
    When lentil mixture is cool enough to handle, use hands to shape it into six burger-shaped patties. In same skillet, cook patties, in batches, for about 5-10 minutes, or until patties are browned both sides and heated through.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, split bread rolls in half; toast, cut-side up, until browned lightly.
  • 5
    Just before serving, place patties with remaining carrots, beetroot, sprouts, tomato and sauce in rolls.

Notes

You need to cook 1/2 cup long-grain white rice for this recipe.

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