Lentil Corn Burgers

Fill sandwich rolls with lettuce, lentils-corn patty and mayonnaise to make these delicious burgers for dinner.

  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups water
1
cup dried lentils (8 oz) sorted, rinsed
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup unseasoned bread crumbs
2
teaspoons salt-free southwestern chipotle seasoning
1
can (11 oz) vacuum-packed whole-kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
2
eggs, slightly beaten
1
tablespoon canola oil
6
lettuce leaves
6
round 100% whole wheat thin sandwich rolls (4 inch)
3
tablespoons light mayonnaise
6
tomato slices
6
thin onion slices

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat water, lentils and salt to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender yet hold their shape; drain. Spoon into large bowl, cool 15 minutes.
  • 2 Into cooled lentils, lightly stir bread crumbs, seasoning, corn, and eggs. Form mixture into 6 patties about 1/2 inch thick and about 3 1/2 to 4 inches in diameter; place on platter or cookie sheet. Refrigerate 30 minutes (patties will firm up, making them easier to cook without falling apart.)
  • 3 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Cook 3 patties 6 to 8 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, until golden brown. Transfer from skillet to heatproof platter; cover and keep warm. Repeat with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and patties.
  • 4 Place lettuce leaf on bottom half of each roll; top with cooked patty. Spread each with 1 1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise over patty; top with 1 slice tomato, 1 slice onion, and roll top.

Expert Tips

To reduce fat, calories and cholesterol, eat meatless meals often; aim for one or two times per week. Continue to count carbohydrates, as meatless meals often provide more carbohydrates than meat-based meals. — Diane Reader, Dietitian

If you can’t find salt-free southwestern chipotle seasoning, substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons salt-free Mexican seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle seasoning instead.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burger
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
630mg
630%;
Total Carbohydrate
55g
55%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.