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‘Lamb’ Burger [Vegan]

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'Lamb' Burger [Vegan]

Serves

6 patties

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked brown lentils (1 1/2 cups lentils cooked in 3 cups of water for about 30 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (certified gluten free if need be)
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 5 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon marjoram
  • 20 turns fresh black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour

Preparation

  1. Cook the lentils and measure out 2 1/2 cups into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Place the olive oil in a skillet and saute the onions for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and a sprinkle of salt and cover the pan.
  5. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring a couple of times so they don’t burn.
  6. Add the onions / mushrooms to the lentils along with the oats, tomato paste, garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, dried marjoram, black pepper, salt and tapioca flour.
  7. Mix the ingredients until just combined and then transfer to a food processor.
  8. Process until completely smooth and thoroughly mixed.
  9. Transfer mixture back into a bowl (this isn’t totally necessary but it will make it easier when forming patties).
  10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and form 6 equal patties (about 3 – 3/12 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches thick) with your hands.
  11. Place the patties on the baking sheet, giving some room between each one.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Notes

These burgers do not fall apart. However, if you want them more dense and hard you can use organic cornstarch instead of tapioca flour. Buy organic to stay away from nasty GMOs.
Top this burgers with your fave ingredients. Suggestions are mayo, red onions, pickles, lettuce and cashew cheese.

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Molly Patrick is the co-founder of cleanfooddirtygirl.com Molly is a food coach, specializing in healing people's relationships with food by focusing on how, what and why they eat. She has a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from Cornell University in conjunction with the T. Collin Campbell Foundation. Her popular Saturday emails have turned into a Saturday morning ritual for her readers around the globe.


 

 



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26 comments on “‘Lamb’ Burger [Vegan]”

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Mel
1 Years Ago

I followed this recipe to a T and my burgers came out VERY runny/sloppy. Luckily I only cooked half the mix (because it made a lot more than 6 burgers). For the second half, I added 1 cup of breadcrumbs and 1 tbsp corn starch -- they came out better. Taste is great overall, but consistency leaves something to be desired.


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skyelo3
2 Years Ago

Ok, I think we can finally move away from the "lamb topic". This was surprisingly good! And quite easy. I used rice flour instead of tapioca flour because it was all I had. They were a little softer than some veggie burgers but very good! I will definitely be making these again. And again.


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CLW
2 Years Ago

Who cares what it's called! It's vegan. And probably yummy. I intend to find out.


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Insidetheviewfinder Dennis Dixson
2 Years Ago

If it's "Bad Ass" shouldn't you call it a donkey burger?


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Trudy Vincent-Matusiak
2 Years Ago

Disgusting to call it lamb.


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Joan Edwards Davis
2 Years Ago

why call it "lamb".......if we are vegetarians we don't want to eat that.........


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Joan Edwards Davis
2 Years Ago

Sounds good to me...........


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Meg Keen
2 Years Ago

Marc, I think I speak for everyone when I say, STFU.


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Allison Holub
2 Years Ago

I've never seen a chicken running around in the shape of a nuggets, and I've never seen loaves of bread sprout of the ground. Lots of food is processed, either at home or in a factory. This patty, if you read the ingredients, will taste nothing like meat- which is great for me.. because as a kid I threw my burgers to the dogs at BBQs. I agree with not calling it Lamb, it put me off initially. Sounds good though.


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Kathryn Bulver
2 Years Ago

Calling this 'lamb' makes it rather repugnant. Why not 'lentil-mushroom burger"?


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Kailey Miller
09 Jan 2014

I think it is trying to appeal to people who eat meat purely for taste reasons. If we can give people who think lamb is tasty an alternative that they find just as tasty, then maybe they will reconsider their food choices.

Loretha Jack
09 Jan 2014

The "lamb" part grossed me out, too, but if it helps someone find an alternative to eating actual lamb, I'm all for it.

Mary Margaret Callaghan
09 Jan 2014

I find lamb repugnant too. However, I was *more* interested in this recipe because I've been wanting to replicate the taste of a gyros. I hadn't figured out how to spice it. It is a compassionate dish but maybe they could list it as 'fakin' gyros' or ? I LOVE One Green Planet.

Kathryn Bulver
09 Jan 2014

"Veggie gyros"

Kathie Taylor Mudge
09 Jan 2014

I don't know why but I can't eat anything called lamb burger even if its fake.



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