Lentil & Black Bean Burgers
For quite some time I've wanted to give a meatless burger a try. There really wasn't anything appealing about the frozen varieties and really I was skeptical about the whole idea of it. That was until I saw a yummy looking pic on Pinterest of a meatless burger and thought, I need to give this a go. The hubby was not so excited when he saw I posted something on the blog FB page about giving it a try this week. Can I just tell you, I sat and watched as he took that first bite and right there I knew I had proved him wrong, he really liked it!!!
So heres how I came up with this recipe... I knew I had lentils and black beans on hand so figured that would be my base. Then something to sweeten it up I had a red bell pepper and carrot. Its very simply seasoned, cooked up in a pan with minimal oil and topped with a little bit of mozzarella. While these aren't super low in calories, they are very very low in fat! The black beans provide protein and tons of fiber and antioxidants! The lentils help reduce cholesterol, provide fiber, protein helps regulate blood sugar. The health benefits of this meatless burger are fabulous! I will definitely be making these often and will work on new variations are well!