Meaty Lentil Walnut Burgers

July 2, 2018

   Happy 4th of July

       

Happy 4th of July everyone! What are your 4th of July traditions? My family always barbecues and watches the fireworks show down by the beach! If you’re wondering how Vegans BBQ, I’ve got answers for you. Veggie Burgers! Grilled Veggie Kabobs, grilled corn on the cobb, potato salad, pasta salad, guacamole, fresh juicy fruit, like watermelon, and Kombucha Mimosas ;). Mmm my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Let the countdown begin! 

     The 4th is a day to celebrate freedom, Independence, happiness, family, and community. To my opinion this should never be celebrated with death nor slaughter. When we have animal products on our plate we are supporting these to things. If animals had a “Fourth of July” to celebrate they to could celebrate their freedom, independence, and families. They would be free to roam around nature, as God intended for them to do. They could enjoy life with their families, did you know that all dairy calves are immediately separated from their Mothers seconds after birth? Did you know that all Dairy cows are permanently impregnated (raped) to continue to lactate. Did you know that once she can no longer lactate she will be slaughtered and the flesh off her body will be sold in supermarkets? These are just a few of the torturous things that happens to animals in our world today. I wish that we could share our freedom with them, and I believe one day we will. I’m talking about this not to upset you but to open your mind about what you put on your plate this Holiday. Celebrations should be filled with life, color, and happiness. A vegan plate is full of those things. Not only is living, colorful, vibrant food good for your body and your health, but it is SO good for our planet as a whole. Meat and Dairy are both the leading cause of all heart diseases and both are the largest causing problems to air pollution, water shortages, and deforestation.

     I would love for you all to try these “Meaty Lentil Walnut Burgers” this year. They are super meaty, filling, and delicious. They can also be eaten baked, straight out of the oven if you aren’t grilling. I love to make a full batch, or even double the recipe, so I can freeze them for later when we have lazy nights! Please share your Plant Based Picnic plates with me on Instagram and tag me @theveganferri so I can see how you’re celebrating! Enjoy everyone and stay humane<3

 

Meaty Lentil Walnut Patties

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup uncooked brown lentils

1 cup walnuts

4 oz container of mushrooms

1 cup rolled oats (blended into a flour)

2 tbsp ground flax

1 carrot (chopped)

1 rib celery (chopped)

1/4 of a sweet onion

1 garlic clove

3 tbsp ketchup

2 tbsp cumin

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp salt

 

Directions

Cook lentils accordingly, once cooked add to a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork

Add mushrooms and walnuts to a food processor, process until crumbly

(you want a small crunch from the walnuts)

Add the mushroom/walnut mixture to the mixing bowl with the lentils

Now add carrot, celery, onion, garlic to the food processor, process until smooth

Add that mixture to the mixing bowl

Add flax, oat flour, ketchup, and spices to the bowl

Mix until all is well combined

Taste, adjust seasonings

Using your hands form burger patties with 1/3 cup of the mixture

Bake in the oven at 375 for 30 minutes, flip and bake an additional 10-15 minutes

Remove from oven, let cool and enjoy, or individually wrap in foil and freeze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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