I really fancied having a tasty Vegi burger, I keep hearing and seeing all new burger joints being opened up across the UK. I think it’s definitely the on-trend food at the moment and it got my taste buds going to making my own. These burgers aren’t your normal burgers, I love the fact they are made from mushrooms, not one of those whole mushrooms stacks that you see in my burger joints and seriously how do you bite into one of those? Actually lets not get started on how I’m such a messy eater and do struggle eating burgers, it’s definitely not something I have grasped how to work out, usually it ends up in a complete utter mess, food all over my plate, hands dirty and you can’t imagine how many napkins I go through, probably end up killing a tree!.
Anyway forget talking about my messy eating habits, back on the burger. I love the vibrant outburst of green, yellow and red in these burgers, quite bright and rainbow like, it made them look more appealing as you know burgers patties are just not that appealing especially Vegi ones. I like the fact these burgers kept it’s shape and it had different textures so gave it a bit of a bit of a bite. I added extra flavourings and a bit of spice to make sure it’s full of flavour.
Mushroom and Black Bean Burgers
A mix vegetable burger with mushrooms and black beans
- 2 cups - portabella mushrooms, cubed (smaller pieces); gills removed
- 2 cups - cooked black beans, rinsed and divided
- 1 cup - minced broccoli, fresh only
- 1 - yellow pepper, finally chopped
- 1/2 cup - red onion, minced
- 3 XL - eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup - plus 2 Tbl Panko or Gluten Free Panko
- 1 tbsp - Worcestershire *for full vegetarian style use one that does not contain anchovies
- 2 - garlic, minced
- 1 tsp - smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp - chilli flakes
- 1/2 tsp - ground coriander
- Good amount of freshly pepper to taste
- 1. In a large bowl add 1 cup of black beans and mash with a masher (chunks are OK).
- Next, add in the mushrooms, the rest of the beans, broccoli, pepper, garlic, smoked paprika, chilli flakes, ground coriander, pepper, onion and worcestershire.
- 2. Then add in the eggs and bread crumbs and mix gently with a large spoon until the mixture is combined. Shape the mixture into burger patties and place on a plate and leave in the fridge to set for at least 1 hour.
- 3. Heat a frying pan with oil and cook the burgers for 3-5 minutes each side until slightly brown.