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Cheddar Smoky Turkey Lentil Burgers

Prep Time: 35 Minutes

Total time: 55 Minutes

Servings: 8

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil

    2 cups (500 mL) thinly sliced onions

    3 garlic cloves, crushed

    750 g (1 1/2 lb) ground Canadian turkey

    1 cup (250 mL) cooked green lentils

    2 tsp (10 mL) Worcestershire sauce

    2 tsp (10 mL) oyster sauce (optional)

    2 slices sandwich bread

    4 Tbsp (60 mL) milk

    1 egg

    to taste, salt and pepper

    8 X 1 cm (½ inch) pieces of cheddar cheese


Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Add onions and cook over low-medium heat until soft, browned, and caramelized, 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. While onions are cooking, break up bread into little pieces. Add milk and set aside to soak through, 5 minutes.
  3. Place turkey, lentils, bread mixture, egg, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, and onions in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Gently mix together until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Be careful not to over mix to keep the burgers moist.
  4. Divide mixture into 8 even portions. Roughly shape into a ball. Press cheese into the middle and then mold mixture around it completely covering. Flatten into a patty shape. Place on sheets of wax paper.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes up to overnight. This will help patties hold their shape when cooking.
  6. Pre-heat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  7. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add patties and cook over medium heat until browned, 2-4 minutes per side.
  8. Transfer to the oven and cook an additional 10-15 minutes until burgers are cooked through and an instant read thermometer reads 165°F (75°C).

TIP: These burgers can be made in advance and frozen for a quick lunch, dinner or weekend meal. Just thaw for 30 minutes before following cooking instructions. For a different flavor twist, feel free to change up the cheese with your family’s favourite kind!

This recipe was developed in partnership between Lentils.org and Canadian Turkey