This Veggie burger recipe gives carnivores a run for their money. I cooked it and served it to my meat eating boyfriend and he rated it a perfect 10!
Makes 4 Large or 6 Smaller Mushroom Veggie Burgers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 lb mushrooms, roughly chopped (combination of crimini, shiitake, and Portobello)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 6 cloves minced garlic
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan
- 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, or 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Preparation:Heat 1 tbsp oil in large saucepan. Saute the mushrooms, onions and garlic over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the liquid boils off, and the mushrooms begin to saute.
In large bowl, add mushroom mixture to oats, Parmesan, breadcrumbs, eggs, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well. Allow to sit for 15 minutes to develop the flavors. Shape into patties. Heat 2 tbsp oil in large non-stick skillet, over medium heat. Fry patties, cooking about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Serve with your favorite burger toppings. (Mine are lettuce, arugula, tomato, red onion, mustard, raw goat cheese and garlic paste)
Photo credit: Photo © John Mitzewich