Tested till perfect Beef and Lentil Burger With Cilantro Lime Mayo
Beef and Lentil Burger With Cilantro Lime Mayo
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Beef and Lentil Burger With Cilantro Lime Mayo

Serve these burgers to people who don't like lentils and they'll soon be converted! The beef and lentil combination gives them a tender texture, and the jalapeno supplies a spicy kick.

By Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2014

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 300 g 300glean ground beef
  • 1 cup 1cupcooked brown lentils, cooled
  • 1 1oniononions, grated
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupdried bread crumbs
  • 1 1eggeggs, lightly beaten
  • Half Halfjalapeño pepperjalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspeach ground cumin, and pepper
  • 4 4whole wheat hamburger bunwhole wheat hamburger buns, halved
  • 1 1tomatotomatoes, sliced
  • Half Halfavocadoavocados, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced

Cilantro Lime Mayo:

  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuplight mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspchopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp 1tsplime zest
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Cilantro Lime Mayo: In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, cilantro and lime zest; set aside.

In bowl, combine beef, lentils, onion, bread crumbs, egg, jalapeño, garlic, salt, cumin and pepper; shape into four 4-inch (10 cm) wide patties.

Place on greased grill over medium- high heat; close lid. Grill, turning once, until instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160 F (71 C), 10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, grill buns, cut side down, until golden, about 3 minutes.

Spread one-quarter of the mayo onto bottom half of each bun; top each with patty, tomato and avocado.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: Home-cooked lentils have a nicer texture than canned, and are much lower in sodium. To make 2 cups cooked, bring 2/3 cup rinsed dried lentils and 3 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until lentils are tender, about 8 minutes for red lentils and 15 to 20 minutes for green or brown lentils. Drain.

Nutritional Information per serving: about

cal 498 pro 27g total fat 23g sat. fat 6g
carb 49g dietary fibre 9g sugar 9g chol 95mg
sodium 775mg potassium 790mg


calcium 10 iron 37 vit A 6 vit C 17
folate 68
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