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Lentil Burgers - I cant believe its not real meat!

What you need: 

1 cup dry lentils
1 onion, 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 teasp. chili power, 1 teasp. liquid smoke
1 tablespoon tamari, 1/2 pkg. tofu, 1/2 cup wholewheat flour

What you do: 

Wash and cover lentils 1/2 with water. Add chopped onion, garlic, chili powder. Cook till tender and add Tamari and liquid smoke. While lentils are cooking, in a blender, chop 1/2 pkg. tofu and add 1/2 cup wholewheat flour. When lentils are tender, mix with tofu/flour mixture. This should be real thick and easy to spoon onto a hot griddle in the shape of a burger. You may want to add 1 T. of Olive oil on the griddle. Cook on each side.

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I think some of the folks having trouble with this recipe being mushy may not have pressed their tofu and/or added liquid from the tofu. Pretty much any time you use tofu you need to drain off all of the liquid and then press the tofu. All you do is either wrap it up in a towel, or place paper towels on top and below it, and put a pan or something else flat on top. If what you place on top for weight isnt heavy enough, just balance a can of something on top. :) I usually do that, then go off and do something for a half hour or so and when I come back it's pressed.

Also, in recipes those posting should probably specifiy what style of tofu to use. Silken, firm, etc. Silken in this would be kind of a mess I think.


Just a little confused about how much water to use in cooking the lentils - does it mean to put only 1/2 as much water as lentils or cover them with 1/2 again as much?  Thanks

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