Wild Mushroom Lentil Burgers

Switch up your typical burger.

September 5, 2013

Serves: 4
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 17 min
Total: 32 min


  • 6 oz shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 C fresh whole wheat bread crumbs (from 1 slice)
  • 1 lg egg
  • 1/4 C chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 C chopped onion
  • 4 oz mild goat cheese
  • 6 tbsp fine yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 4 whole wheat buns, toasted
  • 1/4 C chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/4 C watercress


1. Heat oven to 400° F.

2. Remove stems from mushrooms and discard. Coarsely chop three-quarters of mushroom caps and put in food processor. Quarter remaining mushroom caps and set aside.

3. Add lentils, bread crumbs, egg, celery, thyme, mustard, 1/2 cup of the onion, and 2 ounces of the cheese to food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped.

4. Form into 4 patties (3" diameter).

5. Put cornmeal on plate and gently coat patties on all sides (patties will be very delicate).

6. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in large nonstick frying pan over medium heat.

7. Add reserved mushrooms and remaining 1/2 cup onion and cook until onion is golden, 5 to 6 minutes.

8. Remove from pan. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan and cook patties, turning once, until golden brown, about 6 minutes.

9. Transfer to baking sheet, top with remaining 2 ounces cheese, and bake until heated through, about 4 minutes.

10. Serve burgers on buns and top with mushroom mixture, peppers, and watercress.

Nutritional Facts per serving

Calories 385.6 cal
Fat 13.4 g
Saturated Fat 5.5 g
Cholesterol 65.9 mg
Sodium 573.7 mg
Carbohydrates 50.8 g
Total Sugars 7.9 g
Dietary Fiber 11.7 g
Protein 18.7 g

Courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.

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