1 cup brown lentils
beef or other broth
3 cloves of garlic
1 small onion, minced
1 carrot, minced
3/4 cup oats, powdered in food processor
3/4 cup fine bread crumbs
Place the lentils, beef broth, and whole garlic cloves in saucepan, bring to a boil, lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes, until water is nearly gone and lentils are very soft, with splitting skins. Drain lentils.
Sauté the onion and carrot in oil until soft, about 5 minutes.
Mix the lentils, onions, carrots, pepper, and spices and sauces to taste, then mix in the powdered oats and bread crumbs.
While still warm, form the lentil mixture into patties, which can be refrigerated until cooking time (up to 5 days), or cooked immediately. To cook, fry in oil 1-2 minutes on each side. Serve with hamburger condments.