I made these tonight and they were wonderful. I added some garlic salt and 2 tbs of sweet chili sauce. I think cosmic muffin misread the instructions. Onions should be added to the mix after blending the first 3 ingredient into a paste. Just stir the rest in with a fork or spoon. I plan to make a triple batch and freeze the burgers.
Wow, what a great idea - and if you wanted to keep with the vegetarian recipe, all of the meats could be veggie-esque and put in there. NICE!
I love this recipe and it's quite popular with lunch and dinner guests. I have modified it by replacing the couscous with red quinoa as well as adding an extra egg and extra sunflower seeds.
I love a good homemade veggieburger, but this recipe went bad on me. My half-onion must have been much larger than the intended one, so my pureed paste was more like a slurry. I tried thickening it with more of the whole lentils and then with some flour, but the resulting v-burger was still quite loose and VERY oniony. All was not lost, however. I accessed my secret identity as LEFTOVERS WOMAN. Mixed the slurry with a can of tomatoes, broth, some diced cooked potato and yellow squash, a diced sausage,and some flavorings-to-taste (oregano, pinch of cayenne, spoonful of peanutbutter, etc)and let it all simmer for 15-20 minutes. Voila'-- a hearty, spicy, very delicious Veggieburger Soup!