Heat in 1 T. Veggie Oil and cook until soft:
1/2 C. Onion, chopped
1/2 C. Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1/8 tsp Salt Gr. Black Pepper
Add and cook until soft:
2 tsp Garlic, minced
4 oz. Mushrooms, chopped
Add and increase heat to high to a boil:
3 C. Vegetable Broth
1 C. Lentils, DRY, picked and rinsed
1/2 C. Brown Rice, dry
Cover and cook at a simmer for 1 hour or until rice and lentils are softened.
Remove from heat and carefully place mixture into the a food processor and process until just combined.
Keep lid slightly ajar so it doesn't back fire from the heat. (DO NOT PUREE).
Pour this mixture into a bowl and stir in:
3/4 C. Dry Bread Crumbs (more if too moist)
(Note: Sauce may be added after they are sauteed)
Season to taste with salt and pepper
Refrigerate for ONE Hour
Shape the mixture into patties and coat with 1/4 C. bread crumbs
Heat veggie oil in saute' pan over medium heat
Add burgers 2 at a time till brown on each side. (3-4 min.)
(To grill: cook time is the same as above) Sever immediately
[Dried Peas may be substituted for the Lentils]