Everyone in my family begs me to make this every year, but it is definitely more of a dessert! We still serve it with dinner, though, and it does have a lot of sugar but who cares?! It's Thanksgiving!
These were great! I did make a couple adjustments. I only had one cup pumpkin so I used 1/4 cup applesauce. I also used raw cane sugar, it has a great molasses flavor. Also tossed on a tablespoon of chia seeds. Everyone ate them up, thanks!
I altered the recipe so much, I may as well create my own recipe to upload. But I used this as a basis to create my own lentil burgers, because I wanted to have a cheap, healthy lunch on hand and also because I am trying to eat less meat. I added chopped garlic to mine, and some various spices I had on hand (adobo seasoning, garlic salt, even a sprinkling of poultry seasoning, I was just afraid of bland tasteless beans so I threw in a lot). I also did not add the shredded mozzarella cheese because I wanted to top my burgers with a slice of cheddar (or something more flavorful than mozz) instead. I did not process the beans, instead I put them all in a dishrag and squeezed all the water out, which really helps prevent mushy burgers. And lastly, I did not dredge mine in cornmeal, I just pan-fried in olive oil instead to create a nice crunch, you can see in my picture the great crust I ended up with. Oh one more thing, I made up a bunch of patties, laid them on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer. One frozen, I put them all in a ziploc bag, and now I have my own veggie burgers on hand!
It is not the raw eggs that can give you food poisoning when eating cookie dough, it's the raw flour which was not made to be consumed without baking. The edible cookie dough you buy in the store is made with treated flour.