Black Bean and Mushroom Burger

Black Bean and Mushroom Burger

If you are looking for a delicious alternative to a meat burger, you have come to the right place. This all-vegetarian/vegan burger is made of black beans, mushrooms, flax, oats, and walnuts. This burger alternative is packed with protein and fiber and the taste is extraordinary. I served this veggie burger to my family and the reviews were exceptional. Adapted from Pamela Salzman’s recipe, this vegetarian burger will become a staple in our household. Black beans and mushrooms are a match made in heaven and the nutritional value of this veggie burger is unbeatable.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of ground flaxseeds
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of ketchup
  • 1 cup of toasted walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 4 ounces of white or cremini mushrooms whole or sliced
  • 2/3 cup of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • extra virgin olive oil for cooking
  • 6 whole-wheat hamburger buns or butter lettuce leaves for serving
Bean Burger

Directions:

  1. Mix the flax seeds, water, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup in a small bowl and let sit on the countertop for 15 minutes.
  2. In a food processor fitted with the metal S blade, combine the walnuts, garlic powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper, and process until fine and crumbly.
  3. Add the flax mixture, mushrooms, and oats.
  4. Pulse (do not purée) until a coarse mixture forms.
  5. Place the beans in a large bowl and mash coarsely with a potato masher. Do not mash to a purée. THE MIXTURE SHOULD BE COARSE AND LUMPY WITH SOME WHOLE BEANS.
  6. Add the walnut mixture and stir it to combine.
  7. Fill 1/2 cup measuring cup with the bean mixture, form a patty, and transfer to a plate. Repeat the procedure until you have six patties.
  8. The patties can be cooked now or refrigerated overnight.
  9. Pour enough oil onto a skillet or griddle to coat the bottom lightly and heat over medium-high heat.
  10. Cook the patties for 2-3 minutes per side or until browned.
  11. Serve with buns or lettuce leaves and your desired accompaniments.

Burger Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons of soy-free veganaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of dill relish
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of yellow mustard
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

Directions:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Add to burgers.

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