Lentils and Carotino Red Palm & Canola oil add a nutritional punch to this all-American staple. Lentils are high in fiber, folate and manganese, all of which help your body function. They taste a bit nutty and absorb surrounding flavors.
8 oz lean ground beef
1 cup yellow lentils, cooked until soft and dry
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 large potatoes, boiled and mashed
½ tbsp black pepper, freshly ground
3 tbsp spring onion (or scallions), finely chopped
3 tbsp coriander, parsley or chives, finely chopped
4 tbsp Carotino Oil
2 egg whites
1 cup bread crumbs
1. Mix all of the ingredients together except for the egg whites and bread crumbs. Form into round balls each weighing about ¼ lb.
2. Roll the balls in egg whites and then bread crumbs. Press down gently to flatten into patties.
3. Heat a non-stick pan with Carotino oil and fry the patties slowly until golden brown.
4. Serve on whole wheat buns with cucumbers, tomatoes and your favorite condiments.
Makes 8 – 10 burgers