This is my last blog for a week as I am off to live it up and have an amazing time at Glastonbury festival, to say I’m excited is an understatement! This recipe is therefore fitting of the festival season as it was an attempt to re-create the most awesome vegi burger I have ever eaten, even meat loving Sam was in awe it! If anyone hasn’t been to Glastonbury before then you are truly missing out. There are no words that can put into context how amazing it is; it’s a total other World full of magic, mayhem and happy happy people. It is also a food lovers paradise, they literally have everything you could possible imagine; from goat curry, wood fired pizzas, awesome falafels to roast dinners. I can’t wait to see what this year has to hold in the way of culinary delights, I just wish there was a way I could try everything without a) being sick b) spending money and c) putting on ten stone; if anyone has any ideas then please let me know!
Day dream over and back to the burger; I believe this will actually surprise even the biggest meat lovers out there, as it is full of flavour, great textures and damn tasty. It is also a great way to use the rolls from my previous blog and the mango and mayonnaise give it a really good tangy kick, if you don’t believe me just give it a try!
For the burgers
– 115g red lentils – cooked according to pack instruction
– ½ tbsp. olive oil
– 1 onion – finely chopped
– 1 cloves garlic – crushed
– 1 tbsp mango chutney
– 1 tsp curry powder
– 1 tsp cumin
– 1 tsp coriander
– ½ tsp chilli powder
– ½ tsp mustard powder
– 1 carrot – peeled and grated
– 60g breadcrumbs
– 1 egg – beaten
– Plain flour – set out on a small plate
– Oli – for frying the burgers
For the mango and chilli mayonnaise
– 1 red chilli – finely chopped
– Juice of ½ lime
– 1 tbsp mango chutney
– 1 tbsp mayonnaise
For the assembly
– 4 soft rolls – sliced in half (I took advantage of my freshly baked ale rolls from my previous blog)
– Mixed leaves
– Red onion – finely sliced
– Orange pepper – finely sliced
To make the burgers, heat the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onion and the garlic until soft
Mix together all the ingredients for the burgers (bar the flour) until well combined and season to taste.
Coat your hands in flour and shape the mixture into 4 burger shapes.
Roll the burgers in the flour and chill in the fridge for at least half an hour to firm up
In the meantime, mix together the ingredients for the mayonnaise
Fill a frying pan with about half an inch of oil and heat to a high temperature
Fry the burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy
Assemble the burgers in the bun and topped with a dollop of the mayonnaise and salad.
Serve with some sweet potato wedges (search my blog for a great recipe) and some extra salad.