1 cup cooked & mashed lentils
1 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 c (approx) cereal grain--the amount depends on how runny the lentils are.
Optional: onion & mushrooms chopped very fine or whirred in the blender.
Blend together the lentils and rice. Add enough of the cereal grain so that the mixture is very stiff. Form into patties and bake at 350 F. for 20 minutes on each side.
They will be just lightly browned with a slight crunchiness on the outside. If you like, you can put these under the broiler for another 2 minutes for more browning.
You can serve these on a bun with all the fixings (pile on lots of veggies!) or alone with just about any kind of sauce you like--mustard, bbq sauce, salsa, etc.
Idea: Make tiny patties (sort of like falafel) and use these as dippers!
The lentil glop freezes well so you can make this ahead to keep on hand. If you freeze the burger mixture itself, you might have to add more cereal grain after it thaws.
The cooked patties will taste good reheated--make the day before and heat under the broiler to serve.
I like the plainness of these and I never put seasonings in the recipe. Most of the yumminess in eating them is the juicy vegetables and tasty condiments you slather them with! Yum!