If you use the right ingredients and spices when cooking mushrooms, they can very much resemble meat in both taste and texture. Even people who normally don’t like mushrooms are surprised with this tasty burger.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3⁄4 cup diced mushrooms
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 cups cooked pinto beans, or 1 (15-ounce can) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
- 6 whole wheat hamburger buns
- Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet on medium heat. Add the yellow onion and garlic. Cook and stir for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Add the mushrooms, green onions, and cumin. Cook for another 5 minutes. Set aside.
- Mash the beans in a medium bowl with a fork or a potato masher. Add the mushroom mixture, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
- Shape the mixture into 6 (3-inch) patties. Heat the grapeseed oil in a medium skillet on medium heat. Add the patties. Cook 11⁄2 to 2 minutes, or until crispy. Turn and cook the other side until crispy. Serve on hamburger buns with the traditional condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, and hot peppers.
Yields: 6 servings