For the record, I Love Lentils, but this recipe needs tweaking. The burger itself held together the best for ANY non meat burger I have ever made, but we definitely need to spice it up. Granted it had your basics, such as salt and pepper, but we are a spicy type of family so there will be spices added next time. So now on to the recipe.
I got this from How it All Vegan. Yeah yeah, I know you are asking, 'Is that thee only book I cook from?' Well know it isn't but I do use it a lot, did I mention a lot? And also when it is crunch time and I have not prepared ahead, I look for recipes where I either have all or most of the ingredients and go from there. And due to the fact that lentils cook up quick, we were good to go.
3/4 cup wheat germ
2 cups cooked lentils (I used 1&1/2 dry and there was left-overs)
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 T olive oil
1/2 salt and pepper
On a small plate, set aside 2 T of the wheat germ for coating. In a medium bowl, stir (I used a potato masher) together the remaining wheat germ, lentils, bread crumbs, onions, oil, salt and pepper. Divide and shape into 4 patties. Lay down each patty in wheat germ, coating each side.
Cook on a lightly oiled frying pan on medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes, flipping occasionally. Serve like a regular burger - an all vegan patty special sauce, lettuce, soy cheese (which we did), pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.