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lentil burgers and chickpea crockpot soup

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Lentil Burgers

  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2c. cooked lentils
  • 1c. oats, divided
  • 2T. garlic
  • 2t. soy sauce
  • 2t. italian seasoning

Shred the carrots in your blender so they’re shredded but not in a juicy pulp.  Add the remaining ingredients, saving 1/4c. oats.  Blend together.  You want your mixture thick but not completely pureed – some lentils will still be whole.  Pour out into a bowl.  Add the remaining oats and mix together.  Form into patties and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Spray the top of the burgers with a little olive oil.  Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, or until firm.

We served ours plain, with ketchup, and a side of broccoli.  They’d be great as a veggie burger as well!

And then one of my favorites – a hearty soup that almost makes itself.  It doesn’t get any better than that!  (Also, it’s delicious.)

totally forgot to take a picture until I had it in the container to put in the fridge.
totally forgot to take a picture until I had it in the container to put in the fridge.

Chickpea Crockpot Soup

  • 3c. dried chickpeas
  • 3c. vegetable broth
  • 7c. water
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1c. brown rice
  • 2T. minced garlic (or more)
  • 1/3c. sundried tomatoes (mine were dry but you could use oil-packed)
  • 2T. olive oil (omit if you use oil-packed sundried toms)
  • 1T. italian seasonings
  • 1t. salt

Soak the chickpeas overnight in water.  (Alternatively, you can pour boiling water from the teakettle over them and let them sit in the hot water for an hour.  I just learned this trick and it’s great for I-forgot-to-soak-the-beans people like me.)  Drain.  Combine all the ingredients in a crockpot and set on high for 8 hours.

I chopped the onion and carrots the night before and put them in a container in the fridge.  In the morning I drained the beans and threw it all together.  It was super simple and fast (I got out the door 5 minutes early) and felt really good knowing Dave would have a great dinner after a day with a mercurial toddler and I would come home to something ready-made and filling.

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One thought on “lentil burgers and chickpea crockpot soup

  1. Oh gosh. Lentils AND chickpeas?! Two of my fave things. Sigh. Now I am hungry for the chickpeas in the fridge downstairs. I must try these! They both sound so good!

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