Bountiful Burgers Print
1 lb cooked (slightly firm) lentils
1 lb fresh mushrooms
3 cups pitted black olives
3 cups chopped onion
2 cups rolled oats, uncooked
2 cups cooked instant brown rice
7 large egg whites, slightly beaten
2 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
2 tsp seasoned salt
1 Tbsp dried thyme leaves
1 tsp white pepper
24 buns, split
3 cups salsa, if desired

Place lentils in food processor and pulse just until broken, about 5 seconds.
Transfer lentils to a large mixing bowl.
Pulse mushrooms and olives in food processor until finely chopped.
Transfer to mixing bowl.
Thoroughly blend onions, oats, brown rice, egg whites, cheese, salt, thyme and white pepper into lentil mixture.
Form each 1/2 cup of mixture into a 4 inch patty.
Transfer patties to coated baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.
Turn and continue baking 10 to 12 minutes more.
To serve:
Place each burger onto cut half of bun.
Top each burger with 2 Tbsp salsa, if desired.
Cover with bun top.

Makes 24 (3oz) patties.

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