- 2 cups finely chopped fresh mushrooms
- 2 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
- In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Shape into four 3/4-in.-thick patties.
- 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. Yield: 4 servings.
This recipe pairs well with a medium red wine.
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Reviews for Mushroom Burgers
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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.
Very easy and delicious. Stays together while cooking, which isn't something you can often say about vegetarian burgers.
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.
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.
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.