Lean, Mean Burger (LMB)


By Ali B. and ruben l. from Joe Serna Jr. Charter School, Lodi, California.

Description

This burger is made with an incredible mix of tasty lentils, potatoes, and yummy spices and topped off with real melted cheese. It’s all situated between two whole wheat buns and there are lots of toppings available in the salad bar to create your own masterpiece.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 OZ. Patty

Calories273
From Fat15.01%
From Saturated Fat5.46%
From Sugar0%
Sodium472mg

Ingredients

Ingredient 6 servings 50 servings
POTATO RAW , PEELED6.25 OZ3.50 LB
WATER2 CUPS1 GAL
ONIONS, RAW CHOPPED1/8 CUP1 CUP
CELERY, RAW CHOPPED1/8 CUP1 CUP
LENTILS, MATURE SEEDS, CKD, BLD, WO/SALT½ CUP33 OZ
BREAD CRUMBS, DRY, GRATED, PLN¼ CUP2 CUP
PARSLEY, RAW¼ TSP2 TSP
ROSEMARY, FRESH¼ TSP½ TBSP
PEPPER, BLACK1 dash¼ TBSP
BUN HAMBURGER NATURAL GRAIN6 50
CHEESE, MOZZARELLA, LITE-COMMOD SLICED0.25 LB1. 75 LB
TOMATOES, FRESH, RED RIPE DICED1/4 CUP2 CUP
LETTUCE, ICEBERG (INCL CRISPHEAD TYPES), RAW SHREDDED¾ CUP 1.10 LB

Preparation

LMB: YIELD 6 EACH (3.OZ PATTY) PREHEAT OVEN TO 350° F. THOROUGHLY WASH ALL PRODUCE. PEEL AND PARE RAW POTATO. PLACE IN A POT AND COVER WITH WATER. BRING TO BOIL AND THEN REDUCE HEAT TO SIMMER. COOK UNTIL POTATO IS SOFTENED ABOUT 10 – 15 MINUTES. DRAIN POTATO WELL IN COLANDER AND MASH WITH POTATO SMASHER OR PLACE IN MIXER TO WHIP. SAUTE THE CHOPPED ONIONS AND CELERY IN WATER FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES OR UNTIL AL DENTE. COMBINE SAUTED ONIONS AND CELERY IN A BOWL WITH THE LENTILS, MASHED POTATOES, BREAD CRUMBS, PARSLEY, ROSEMARY AND PEPPER.

FORM 3 OZ. (USING # 10 SCOOP) PATTIES AND PLACE ON A NON-STICK OR LINE BAKING SHEET. BAKE 20 MINUTES AT 350° F. TURN AND BAKE AN ADDITIONAL 20 MINUTES OR UNTIL (CCP) AN INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF 155° F. OR ABOVE FOR 15 SECONDS HAS BEEN REACHED. (CCP) HOLD IN WARMER OR OVEN WITH AN INTERNAL TEMPERATURE AT 135° F ABOVE UNTIL SERVING TIME FOR A MAXIMUM OF 2 HOURS.

TOSS DICED TOMATOES AND SHREDDED LETTUCE TOGETHER. SET ASIDE.

OPEN AND LAY WHOLE GRAIN HAMBURGER BUNS ONTO COOKIES SHEETS. TOAST IN OVEN FOR APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES OR UNTIL LIGHTLY BROWN. PLACE PATTY ON BOTTOM OF TOASTED BUN AND TOPPED WITH ½ OZ. SLICED CHEESE AND 1/8 CUP TOMATO AND SHREDDED LETTUCE MIX. TOP WITH TOP PORTION OF BUN.

READY TO SERVE

NOTE: 50 SERVINGS COOK UNTIL POTATOES ARE SOFTENED, ABOUT 15- 20 MINUTES. DRAIN POTATOES WELL IN COLANDER AND MASH WITH POTATO SMASHER OR PLACE IN MIXER TO WHIP.