Veggie Burgers

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 288 calories
    • Calories 72 calories from fat
    • Fat 8 g
    • Sat Fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 53 mg
    • Sodium 684 mg
    • Protein 14 g
    • Carbohydrate 43 g
    • Sugar 6 g
    • Fiber 7 g

Ingredients

  1. Check 1/4cup couscous
  2. Check 1large egg
  3. Check 1/4cup sunflower seeds
  4. Check 1 15-ounce can lentils, rinsed
  5. Check 1 medium carrot, coarsely grated
  6. Check 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
  7. Check 1tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  8. Check kosher salt and black pepper

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the couscous and 1/4 cup hot tap water. Let sit for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork.
  2. In a food processor, puree the egg, sunflower seeds, and 3/4 cup of the lentils until they form a paste; transfer to a bowl. Mix in the carrot, onion, lemon juice, couscous, the remaining lentils, 1/2 teaspoon salt,and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Form the mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Refrigerate, uncovered, until firm, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Heat grill to medium-high. Oil the grill grate. Grill the patties, turning once (do not press or flatten), until charred and heated through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Serve on rolls with the desired toppings.