After rinsing the dry lentils and removing anysmall stone or sediment material, place them in a small saucepan with thewater, heated to medium-high. Gradually add in the salt, pepper, paprika,cumin, and garlic powder. Allow the water to heat until it begins boiling. Atthat point, cover, and lower heat to low, and allow to cook for 25-30 minutes,or until all of the lentils have absorbed the water. Once finished cooking, setaside.
Once the lentils have cooled for at least 5minutes, transfer the mixture to a medium sized bowl. Smash lentils untilsemi-chunky, and then gradually add in the aquafaba and the oatmeal. Mix allingredients until everything is well-combined. Then cover, and place in arefrigerator for at least an hour-overnight, or place in your freezer for 30-45 minutes.
Preparing the Chipotle sauce: Place the cannedchipotle in a blender or small food processor, until all of the pepper hasbecome liquefied. Take the blended chipotles out of the blender, and place intoa bowl. Gradually add in tahini & mix until everything is well-blended. Ifyou do not have access to tahini, then sub tahini for mayonnaise. It will bejust as tasty!
Topeach patty with the chipotle-tahini sauce (or mayo), and assemble with all ofyour favorite fixins, and enjoy!