Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Ingredients 2/3 c dry lentils
6 oz portobello mushrooms
2 T olive oil
1½ c onion, minced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
½ t ground cumin
½ t salt
2 c bread crumbs
½ parsley, chopped
Directions Simmer the lentils in water until tender, about 25 minutes. Let cool,
then mash or purée.
Trim, clean, and finely chop the mushrooms.
Sauté onions in 1 T olive oil, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5
minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring constantly. Add
mushrooms and cumin and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, add salt and
pepper, and remove from heat.
Transfer all ingredients to a single bowl and mix well. Chill for at least one
To cook: Form the mixture into four patties and either fry them over medium heat
until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side, or grill them over coals.
Yield 4 burgers