IntroductionSave money and increase nutrition in your burgers. The secret ingredient? Lentils! Save money and increase nutrition in your burgers. The secret ingredient? Lentils!
1/2 c dry lentils
1 T Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 c onion, finely chopped
1 t chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
12 ounces 93/7 lean ground beef
4 (1-ounce) slices Monterey jack cheese, each slice cut into quarters
1 cup arugula, chopped
24 slices whole wheat cocktail bread, toasted
Note: Cocktail bread is often found with the crackers. Each slice is about 1/4 the size of a regular slice of bread, perfect for sliders.
Adjust this recipe as needed, but keep this ratio of raw ingredients intact: 1 part lentils to 3 parts lean ground beef.
For this recipe, I used 4 ounces lentils to 12 ounces of beef. Donít increase that ratio, or you'll end up with dry burgers. To keep the meat moist and to add flavor, I added finely chopped onions and roasted them rather than grilling them.
Rinse lentils and remove any stones or debris. Place in a saucepan, cover with water, and simmer until very tender, 25-30 minutes. Remove from heat and puree slightly either in a food processor or with a fork. Allow them to cool slightly.
Combine the mustard, garlic, pepper, onion, and chipotle pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add the lentils and beef, and mix until just combined.
Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Form the meat mixture into 2.5 ounce patties and place on the baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes, then top each patty with a slice of cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted.
Stack each slider on a toasted slice of bread and divide the arugula among them. Top each with a second slice of bread.
Makes 12 sliders.
Serving Size: Makes 12 sliders.
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It sounds like this will be a great recipe to try, but I do have a picky question and comment: On Chef Meg's calorie and nutrition breakdown, a serving includes 3 slices of cocktail bread -- why is that? Plus, I want a photo of an actual slider on cocktail bread, not a stock photo with a roll! - 8/8/12
Again the picture does not match the recipe! WHY!
The nutritional info for a serving lists 3 slices of the bread. This does not make sense!
So this means I will make the recipe as it sounds pretty good but have to refigure the calories etc. PLEASE make recipe info & picture accurate. - 3/11/13