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2021-06-01

Celebrate National Veggie Burger Day on June 5

And what better way to celebrate than by making your own! Here, we're sharing our favourite super easy to make veggie burger recipes with meaty umami-rich mushrooms as the star ingredient.... we're leaving the question of whether you love the mushroom/quinoa or the mushroom/lentil burger more!


| SA Mushroom Farmers Association

Mushroom Lentil Burgers

Serves 4

 

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients

1 tbsp. Canola/olive oil, divided

¾ cup chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, chopped

5 regular or whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted and divided

400g white button mushrooms, sliced

1x 400g tin lentils, drained

4 tsp. mustard, divided

2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme

½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

¼ tsp. salt

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

30g feta cheese, crumbled

1 ½ tbsp. canola mayonnaise

½ cup rocket

 

Method

1.    Preheat the grill.

2.    Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. of oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Remove from heat.

3.    Place 1 bun in a food processor; process until coarse crumbs form. Remove breadcrumbs from food processor; set aside.

4.    Combine mushrooms, lentils, 2 teaspoons mustard, and the next 3 ingredients (through salt) in food processor; pulse to combine.

5.    Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, mushroom mixture, and eggs in a large bowl, stirring well. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, gently shaping each into a 1.5cm-thick patty. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.

6.    Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat.

7.    Add patties; cook for 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove patties from pan; arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.

8.    Sprinkle patties evenly with cheese. Place under grill for 2 minutes or until cheese is softened.

9.    Combine canola mayonnaise and remaining 2 teaspoons mustard in a small bowl. Spread the top half of each of the remaining 4 buns with 2 teaspoons mayonnaise mixture.

10.  Top each bottom half of bun with 1 patty. Divide rocket evenly among burgers; top with top half of bun, mayonnaise-coated side down.

 


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