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Lentil and Hazelnut Burgers

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Serves 4

Easily made lightly spiced nutty lentil burgers.

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  • Red Lentils 226g
  • Chicken or vegetable stock - 250mls
  • Red Onion finely chopped small
  • Garlic 2 cloves
  • Red chilly - finely chopped 1 - 2 to taste
  • Chestnut Mushrooms - Finely Chopped 56g
  • Hazelnuts roasted and crushed 100g
  • Cheddar finely grated 56g
  • Dried mixed herbs 1 teaspoon
  • 1 egg - large
  • Bread crumbs -56g


    1. Cook lentils in stock until just cooked and drain well. Set aside to cool slightly.
    2. Sweat onion, garlic, chilly and mushrooms for 5 minutes then add hazelnuts and cook for further 2 minutes.
    3. Put onions, garlic, chilly, mushrooms and hazelnut mixture in a bowl and add cheddar and dried herbs and lentils and mix well.
    4. Mix in the egg.
    5. Blend in enough breadcrumbs to ensure a firm mixture.
    6. Form the mixture into burgers and rest in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes.
    7. Shallow fry on a medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes minutes on each side.
    8. Shallow fry on a medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes minutes on each side
    9. Serve with minted new potatoes and rocket salad.

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