Really tasty patties that are somewhat healthier.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
1 hr 21 mins
total:
2 hrs 1 min
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 dozen patties
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine 1 1/2 cup water and lentils in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until lentils are soft, about 20 minutes. Drain any excess water.

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  • Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add spinach; cook and stir until wilted, about 5 minutes more. Pour off any excess cooking liquid from the skillet.

  • Combine lentils, sweet potatoes, broccoli, onion and spinach mixture, Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, and garlic in a large bowl. Mix well to combine.

  • Whisk eggs, flour, vegetable seasoning, and black pepper into a smooth paste in another bowl. Mix paste into sweet potato mixture. Shape into patties.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry patties, working in batches, until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining oil and patties.

Cook's Note:

To reduce fat content, you can bake the patties at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 minutes per side.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

493 calories; protein 28.2g; carbohydrates 62.4g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 113.3mg; sodium 563.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2017
I'm giving this four stars only because I changed it to use what I had on hand. I'd like to give it ten stars because as I made it it's delicious! I made the recipe by half for my small family of two but still wound up getting 5 good sized patties out of it plus about a half patty worth of "tester" mix. I used brown lentils because that's what I had which took a bit longer to cook. I had some mashed sweet potato on hand nuked the broccoli used some precooked kale I had and cooked the onion in a little butter (which didn't matter cause I forgot the olive oil). I blended all the veggies and lentils into a paste with my immersion blender and used one egg and cracker crumbs instead of the flour paste (that's the way I always make veggie patties). I didn't use the vegetable seasoning because I didn't know what it is only salt and pepper. I fried my tester patties in oil but plan to bake the patties I've pre-formed for tonight's dinner as I find any veggie patty seems to hold together better after setting up in the fridge. They came out really delicious; I am pleased to have another veggie patty option for my repertoire.Update 2/14/17: I just made these again except as written with the spinach. I don't know what kind of portions people out there are eating but I made the full recipe which is supposed to serve four. It made TWELVE patties. Are folks eating triple patty meals? Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2017
I'm giving this four stars only because I changed it to use what I had on hand. I'd like to give it ten stars because as I made it it's delicious! I made the recipe by half for my small family of two but still wound up getting 5 good sized patties out of it plus about a half patty worth of "tester" mix. I used brown lentils because that's what I had which took a bit longer to cook. I had some mashed sweet potato on hand nuked the broccoli used some precooked kale I had and cooked the onion in a little butter (which didn't matter cause I forgot the olive oil). I blended all the veggies and lentils into a paste with my immersion blender and used one egg and cracker crumbs instead of the flour paste (that's the way I always make veggie patties). I didn't use the vegetable seasoning because I didn't know what it is only salt and pepper. I fried my tester patties in oil but plan to bake the patties I've pre-formed for tonight's dinner as I find any veggie patty seems to hold together better after setting up in the fridge. They came out really delicious; I am pleased to have another veggie patty option for my repertoire.Update 2/14/17: I just made these again except as written with the spinach. I don't know what kind of portions people out there are eating but I made the full recipe which is supposed to serve four. It made TWELVE patties. Are folks eating triple patty meals? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2018
It is a good recipe but I made it twice, I roughly the first time I fried the patties the second time I baked them, and they are a lot easier to manage when baking. They seemed to fal apart easily when frying. I also suggest using one egg and no flour because the concoction was more patty ready-like than pancake batter-like with two eggs and flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2017
These were just ok when I made them and I made exact to the recipe. But I baked the leftovers in the oven the next day with a little more cheese on top and they came out great. Don't expect an attractive looking patty but expect good taste and good for you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2019
I didn't have the required amount of spinach but I still really enjoyed them. I, personally, should put in less pepper next time. Mine were baked in the oven for the healthier option... definitely will cook them that way again! Read More
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