This combo of red kidney beans and lentils is spectacularly delicious and filling. So good! The kidney beans really hold everything together in the recipe.

Kale Burgers and Fat-Free Fries [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

20

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Ingredients

For the Burger:

  • 1 can brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 leaves green kale
  • 1/2 small white onion
  • 1 teapsoon garlic powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1-2 teaspoon cumin
  • A crank or pinch of black pepper
  • 1 cup grated red or yellow best
  • 1-2 teaspoon evoo
  • 1-2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

For the Fries:

  • New potatoes (as many as desired)
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt (optional)

Burger Toppings:

  • Savoy cabbage leaves or burger buns
  • Condiments: Ketchup, vegan mayo, mustard, bbq sauce, relish (whatever you like on your burger)
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped lettuce
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Preparation

  1. Add the beets, kale, spices and onion to a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. Add the beans and pulse to incorporate evenly. Add the lentils and pulse through evenly. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Form parties with the bean mixture and arrange evenly on the parchment paper. Steam your potatoes for the fries and bake both trays together.
  2. Wash and quarter your potatoes. Steam for about 4-5 minutes until slightly tender but not totally cooked through. Arrange the steamed potato slices evenly on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with a little garlic powder and any other spices you like on fries (cumin, cayenne etc but add salt after they fries are ready only). Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins along with the tray of burgers. If after this time the fries aren't crispy and blistered, remove the bean patties from the oven, turn up the heat to broil and let the fries cook for just a couple minutes (1-4) on their own (checking often to ensure parchment paper doesn't burn). Once fries have blistered edges, remove from oven and serve. I enjoy unsalted fries but feel free to add a little salt after baking.
 
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