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These Nutrient-Dense Red Lentil Burgers Feature An A+ Ingredient For Gut Health

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  • Posted on 17th Aug, 2022 19:35 PM
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Cookout, anyone?

The sun might be setting on summertime, but it’s never too late in the season for a cookout. Burgers and hot dogs are the traditional grilled fare, but that doesn’t mean plant-based eaters can’t get in on the fun. Case in point: these curried red lentil burgers from mbg Collective member Phoebe Lapine of the blog Feed Me Phoebe.

In a delicious recipe recently shared to Instagram, Lapine revealed these burgers are one of her favorite healthy dishes, plus they're easy to modify to suit dietary needs. “When I went back to eating legumes after the low-FODMAP diet, red lentils were one of the first that I was able to successfully add back into my rotation,” she explains. “The tactic I was able to use was incorporating small amounts of red lentils into my recipes, using them as an accent instead of the main event. Which is exactly the role they play in these quinoa and lentil burgers.”

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Red lentils are just one of the handful of superstar ingredients included in this recipe, but if you’re looking to take your meal up another notch in terms of health benefits, we recommend adding a tablespoon of mbg’s organic veggies+ to your patties before cooking. Loaded with 31 powerhouse ingredients such as organic dark leafy greens, sea vegetables, berries, and prebiotics, this greens powder serves up a good source of fiber in each spoonful. Plus, along with those prebiotic fibers, this robust USDA-certified organic blend even includes probiotics and digestive enzymes to promote a healthy gut microbiome.* Can your regular burger patties do that?

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Curried Red Lentil Burgers With Mint Raita

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 2 teaspoon Madras curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper or ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • ½ cup red lentils
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped mint or cilantro divided
  • 1 cup full fat yogurt or coconut yogurt
  • 1 jalapeno ribs and seeds removed
  • 1 small Kirby or Persian cucumber roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 8 gluten-free burger buns toasted
  • 1 tablespoon organic veggies+ (mbg addition)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium lidded stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion until translucent, 5 minutes. Stir in the curry powder, cumin, turmeric, pepper flakes, organic veggies+, and salt along with the quinoa, red lentils and oats. Cook for 2 minutes more or until quite fragrant. Add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer until the quinoa is cooked and almost all the liquid is absorbed, 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid and set aside until cool enough to touch. Stir in half the mint or cilantro.
  4. Grease a 1/3 cup measure and use it to portion the quinoa mixture into 8 to 10 mounds on the parchment-lined baking sheet. With your hands, shape the red lentil burgers into patties, 1-inch thick, patting them until compact. Transfer to the oven and bake until the patties have dried out and formed a nice brown crust on the bottom, 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, flip the burgers and bake for 10 more minutes, until firm and crispy.
  5. While the burgers bake, prepare the raita: in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, remaining mint, jalapeno, cucumber, lemon juice and ¼ teaspoon sea salt.
  6. Serve the veggie burgers on toasted buns with the raita and add some extra herbs, or bun-less as a snack.
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Daily, nutrient-dense formula to support healthy digestive function*

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Daily, nutrient-dense formula to support healthy digestive function*

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