Green lentil burgers with ajvar – tasty and filling

Green lentils with ajvarThese burgers are quite compact and very filling. Ajvar gives them a lovely paprika flavor. Serve them with a fresh green salad with some bite in it, like coleslaw salad.
The burgers can be deep frozen and reheated in the microwave.
6 portions, or 12 burgers. Cooking time: 60 minutes, or quicker with precooked lentils.
Cooking time 60 minutes for 6 portions

 

 
IngredientsIngredients

  • 400 ml / 11 oz dried green lentils, or 1 liter / 4 cups boiled green lentils
  • 1 large onion
  • 50 ml / 1 oz whole meal spelt flour (or white flour or graham flour)
  • 50 ml / 1 oz spelt germ (or wheat germ or breadcrumbs)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 egg
  • 200 ml / 3/4 cup ajvar
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 sprinkling Tabasco
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt and pepper (white pepper is good)
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil

Cooking instructionsHow to

  1. Boil 400 ml / 11 oz green lentils in 800 ml / 3 1/3 cup water and 1 tsp salt for 25 minutes, or according to the instructions on the box, until soft.
  2. Put on a good record, turn the music up and dance, dance, dance!
  3. Finely chop 1 onion and brown it in 1 tbsp cooking oil.
  4. When the lentils are done, rinse them quickly to cool them to lukewarm, add them to the bowl and mix in 50 ml / 1 oz spelt flour, 50 ml / 1 oz spelt germ, crush 1 clove of garlic and add 3 egg, 200 ml / 3/4 cup ajvar and the spices: 1 tsp  turmeric, 1 sprinkling of Tabasco, 1 tsp chilli powder, salt and pepper. Shape into patties and fry them 4 at a time on medium heat for a few minutes on each side.
Nutritional value based on 2 burgers:
Calories: 300
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Fat: 11 g
Protein: 17 g

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