Mushroom Burgers for Meatless Monday
|Photo from Extravagonzo Foods|
On my meatless menu this evening will be one of my favs- a portabello mushroom burger! I LOVE mushrooms and this is a really great meat alternative in my opinion. I was searching to find a twist to how I usually prepare them and came across the following recipe from vegetarian.about.com.
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3 green onions, diced
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 3/4 cup diced fresh mushrooms
- 1 15 ounce can pinto beans
- 1 tsp parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- oil for frying
Sautee the onions and garlic in olive oil for 3 to 5 minutes, until onions are soft. Add the green onions, cumin and mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes, until mushrooms are cooked. Set aside.
Mash the beans with a fork or a potato masher, or process in a food processor until well mashed.
Add the mushrooms to the beans and add parsley, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
Shape the mixture into patties. Heat about two tablespoons of olive oil and cook each patty until the veggie burgers are done, about 3 minutes on each side.