Veggie Burgers

These wholesome burgers are a vegetarian's dream.


3/4 cup dry lentils

1 1/2 cups water

2 Tablespoons cider vinegar

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 cup onion, minced


5 large garlic cloves, minced

10 large mushrooms, minced

1/2 cup walnut bits

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup bread crumbs

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In a small saucepan, bring lentils and water to boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer for 25 minutes until all liquid is absorbed. Place lentils in a bowl. Add vinegar and mash thoroughly. Set aside.
In a medium-size skillet, heat oil. Sauté onions over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Mix in next 5 ingredients. Continue to sauté until vegetables are tender, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Combine lentils, vegetable mixture, and bread crumbs. Blend well. Chill mixture for 1 hour before forming burgers.
When ready to cook, shape into 4-inch burgers. Heat small amount of oil in skillet. Sauté burgers until heated through and crusty on the outside, or, if preferred, broil for 5 to 8 minutes on each side.
Serves: 4-6