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Mushroom Burgers Recipe

Mushroom Burgers Recipe

Ready to turn over a new burger? I guarantee no one will be missing the beef after tasting these vegetarian burgers. They're moist, tender and full of flavor. —Denise Hollebeke, Penhold, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 4 lettuce leaves

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Shape into four 3/4-in.-thick patties.
  • 2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add burgers; cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until crisp and lightly browned. Serve on buns with lettuce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger: 330 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 736mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Mushroom Burgers

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lillyfrances User ID: 8919155 253026
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"Meh. They tasted good, but I would have skipped the thyme - no need for it. Plenty of black pepper will do. Thyme adds an unnecessary flavor that interferes with toppings, and I envisioned a thick "meaty" burger with lettuce, pickles, cheese, etc. - just leave it out if you want a basic burger you can dress up however you like. I doubled the recipe, but used three eggs instead of four - I think four would have been too eggy. Also, the raw mushrooms created a watery mess that didn't resolve even after being chilled, resulting in thin "burgers" that were more like mushroom cakes. Next time I may try cooking the water out of the mushrooms first, or pressing them. Or maybe I'll get nuts and use dried mushrooms! Who knows."

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w3ndy2 User ID: 8558718 234039
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"These were lovely and actually quite "Meaty". I used the same ingredients but changed the method. I didn't want the burgers to be soggy inside once cooked due to the mushrooms releasing water so I finely chopped the mushrooms ( I used large flat mushrooms) and onion and threw them in a frying pan on a high heat till all the released water had evaporated, then allowed them to cool and added the rest of the ingredients. The mixture was quite wet so once patty shaped, I coated the burgers in leftover breadcrumbs and placed the in the fridge for 2 hours in firm up. Then to keep the calories down, I placed them on greaseproof paper and baked them for about 20 mins on quite a high heat, turning once halfway through. They were firm and moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. Will definitely do again but will double the recipe and see how well they freeze for future quick meals. Far better than any "veggie" burger I've tasted."

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sls449 User ID: 8270213 228284
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"This sounds like a great substitution for ground meat !"

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LegalSec User ID: 548619 227980
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2015

"Very good and tasty. I used baby bellas, gives a nice rich earthy flavor, left out the cheese, used homemade soft bread crumbs and added another 1/4 c. of white whole wheat flour because it was too wet and refrigerated for a couple hours. I placed a 1/4 c. mound (I got 5) on a foiled cookie sheet with cooking spray and baked at 375, flipped once until done. I served on a round sandwich flat bread."

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Cwaz23 User ID: 6908223 225346
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"Just made these for lunch today. Cooked them for about 5 minutes each side just to be sure they were cooked through. Nicely browned and tasty! The patty held up well to eat on a bun with "standard" burger extras. Very nice flavor.

Definitely on our list of regulars!"

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Ashpash User ID: 8206739 217464
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"yummy even my meat eating husband enjoys them"

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jknight0012 User ID: 2594888 165627
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"I was surprised how much our family loves this recipe since we are not vegetarians.. It is a fast and light dish perfect for weekday dinners. I substitute oatmeal, which I have on hand, for the breadcrumbs and they were great. Mushroom burgers have become a family favorite."

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Wingsy2002 User ID: 7331977 208902
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Very easy and delicious. Stays together while cooking, which isn't something you can often say about vegetarian burgers."

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 95775
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"Made these when my son-in-law was here because he is vegetarian. We all enjoyed them. Held together better than most veggie burgers I've tried."

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mel7445 User ID: 3057977 68103
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"I used portobello mushrooms instead of white (have made them both ways and prefer the portobellos). Dicing the mushrooms and onions super fine and uniform helps them hold their shape. I also put them in the freezer for 10 minutes after patting them out to help them hold shape in the pan. I cooked for 5 minutes on each side. If you expect them to taste like a hamburger, you'll be disappointed. In their own right, they are flavorful and delicious but not the same as ground beef. They're great warmed in the microwave for lunch the next day. I find them quite filling for the calories. Italian bread crumbs instead of plain can also be used to boost flavor. I have added these to my monthly recipe rotation."

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ryle User ID: 6010299 165600
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"Why I even tried I don't know. I've been making portabella burgers for years to rave reviews of my own. You don't have to chop them up. Just marinate them and put them on a charcoal grill and it's a party in your mouth."

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Planetcaravan19f User ID: 4738307 95719
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"I added an extra egg to help it hold together better. Everyone really liked this recipe!"

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BABYBOOP User ID: 358662 165284
Reviewed May. 27, 2010

"I MADE THESE BURGERS LAST NIGHT AND I WAS NOT TO HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS. THEY DIDN'T HOLD THEIR SHAPE,, THEY LACKED TEXTURE. I HAD TO ADD MORE FILLING TO MAKE THEM FIRM. DON'T GET ME WRONG THEY HAVE GREAT POSSIBILITIES BUT WITH A BIT MORE TWEEKING, I THINK THEY COULD BE GREAT.."

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jho2003 User ID: 3191857 95716
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"I did not make any changes except i used pepper jack cheese. I thought they were pretty good, but not excellent."

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jsparks60 User ID: 3871513 104641
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"Very good! My husband and I can't wait to make them again!"

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duddlebug User ID: 691813 95715
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"Can these 'burger' be cooked on a grill?

Sandra"

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debi06 User ID: 3172376 77656
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"Excellent. Easy. Juicy, good taste. Love these as an alternative to burgers."

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lee907 User ID: 4434401 165597
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"This was so tastey, & I will be making it often.

Thanks for sharing this recipe"

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roxyk630 User ID: 3946499 95774
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2009

"My husband recently had to return to a rather strict vegetarian diet after leaving it for a few years. These burgers were a Godsend! Now we can both enjoy grilling and burgers together, just in slightly different ways."

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joyriver User ID: 3203363 165280
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2008

"My whole family loved these. They did need a little more than 3 minutes on each side or else the middle stays to soft. The flavor was wonderful.I also added a little more bread crumbs to make the ingredients hold together better.

joyriver, MI"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.