Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lentil and Brown Rice Veggie Burgers

This recipe takes the leftovers from my Indian Spiced Lentil recipe and turns it into delicious veggie burgers.  2 meals out of one big crockpot of healthy goodness.   I like to top min off with a garlicky yogurt sauce - so good!!!
Happy Cooking!
Lentil and Brown Rice Veggie Burgers
1 1/2 cups of leftover Indian Spiced Crockpot Lentils (recipe here: 
3/4 cup of leftover cooked brown rice
1/3 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil, for cooking

Garlicky Yogurt Sauce
1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt 
1 tsp olive oil
2 T fresh cilantro, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

To make the sauce, combine all ingredients and allow the sauce to sit for at least 3 hours or overnight. 

Now to make the burgers.  Take half of the lentils and mash them with a potato masher.  Then add the other ingredients and mix well until combined. 
Form into 4 patties.  (If you like your burgers a bit drier, you may want to add more rice).  Chill in the fridge for an hour or freezer for 30 minutes. 

Heat 1 T of olive oil over medium in a frying pan.  Cooke for 3-5 minutes on each side to get a little crust on it.  
Flip and do the same to the other side.

Serve with the garlicky yogurt sauce along side a salad or roasted broccoli.  Yum!!  Enjoy!

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