Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mushroom Burgers

This is a pretty tasty burger that I think vegetarians and meat eaters will both love. Sorry vegans, this burger isn't for you. But both of the sides, green beans and baked sweet potato fries, are.

Mushroom Burger:
  • 1 1/2 pounds sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil
Saute the mushrooms, onion, and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat. Sprinkle with salt to draw out the moisture in the mushrooms. Add the oregano. Saute until all the moisture is gone. Then in a bowl add the mushrooms, oats, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, cheese, and eggs. Mix. Let it sit for about fifteen minutes. This will make 4-6 burgers. Form the patties and saute them in some olive oil until browned on both sides.

These burgers are super easy and pretty tasty. On the side I served some green beans and sweet potato fries.

For the green beans:
  • 1 can of green beans
  • Olive oil
  • Complete seasoning/garlic powder/whatever seasoning you like
Set a small pan and medium eat. Add the olive oil, green beans, and seasonings. Saute until the green beans become charred. Also works well with frozen green beans, just defrost first.

For the sweet potatoes:
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Complete seasoning
Preheat the oven to 400. Slice the potatoes into thick cut fry shape. Coat with olive oil, garlic, and complete seasoning. Place on cookie sheet and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, turning them half way.

A few tips about this recipe:
  • Flip the burgers as little as possible to prevent them from falling apart.
  • The sweet potatoes will not get really crispy like regular fries in the oven. But they will be really tasty.
  • I use "complete seasoning" on just about every thing I make that's not a dessert. I don't know exactly what's in it. I use the Badia brand. Trust me, it's awesome.

No comments:

Post a Comment