Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mushroom Veggie Burgers

I will admit, these Mushroom Veggie Burgers are not much to look at… but don’t judge a book by its cover, they taste absolutely AMAZING!!!

I wasn't expecting much for this veggie patty, as there are only a few simple ingredients to it. It’s only mushrooms, rolled oats, an egg and Parmesan cheese, plus some seasonings. But I was blown-away by the flavor that resulted from those ingredients! I dug into my mushroom veggie burger patty before it was even off the pan.

This Mushroom Veggie Burger has a perfect meaty, hearty texture! It’s a great vegetarian or Meatless Monday option. The mushroom veggie patty is so filling and flavorful, I just topped it with a slice or provolone cheese and ate the patty without a bun! So this recipe makes a good low-carb option too.

If you like burgers but are looking for a healthier option, you have to try this recipe!

Mushroom Veggie Burgers
recipe from
makes 2-4 veggie patties

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (8 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add mushrooms, onion, and garlic to the hot oil and season with salt, black pepper, and oregano. Cook and stir mushroom mixture until mushrooms have given up their juice and the juice has almost evaporated, about 10 minutes.

Transfer cooked mushrooms to a cutting board and chop into small chunks with a knife.

Transfer mushrooms to a large bowl. Mix in rolled oats; taste for salt and black pepper and add more to taste. Stir Parmesan cheese into the mixture, followed by egg. Let mixture stand for the crumbs to soak up excess liquid, about 15 minutes. (At this point you can refrigerate the mixture to cook later if desired.)

Moisten hands with a little vegetable oil or water, pick up about 1/4 of mixture (or 1/2 if only making 2 large patties), and form into 4 burgers.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and pan-fry burgers until browned and cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes. (I found I had to keep forming the patties with a spatula so they stuck together better)

I think you could also bake the burgers and they would be awesome!

Next time I will add a dash of red pepper flakes for a little heat. A delicious recipe, a delicious meatless burger... I can't wait to make these again.



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