mushroom guacamole burgers.

mushroom guacamole burger

One of my husband’s favorite meals has always been a hamburger.  While no burger made from veggies will ever taste the same as its animal-based counterpart, these are his favorite replacement.  The mushrooms make them savory.  The oats give them chewable-ness (hmmm, I suppose there’s a real word for that?).  The guacamole makes them irresistible.   My youngest son likes his “bedgie boogers” without a bun…but you can have it your way.

Start with a pound of freshly washed baby bellas (or whatever kind of mushroom you have/like).

mushrooms

Chop them in the food processor until almost the consistency of hamburger.  It should look something like this:

raw mushrooms

Saute the onions until translucent, then add the mushrooms and a shredded carrot and cook until almost all of the liquid is gone.  Well…almost…when I’m not trying to take pictures while cooking, I don’t let it get quite this dry…but close.

cooked mushrooms

Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

other ingredients

Form into patties (or nuggets, or meatballs, or whatever you need it to be…buy a dinosaur shaped cookie cutter and it will be the healthiest dinosaur nugget they ever loved).  To do this, I use a medium-sized round cookie cutter, a parchment paper lined cookie tray, and about 2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time.  Scoop the mixture into your mold of choice, gently smash it into the mold, remove the mold and repeat.  Makes about 11 average-sized patties.

making burgers

Back in the days when I still thought olive oil was “good for you” I would fry these and then bake them…mmmmm…that was good.  But…just baking them is much easier and much healthier.  Fat content is decreased significantly.  You’re not bathing your arteries in carcinogenic, heart-stopping oil.  And they’re still good.

Serve with or without buns with a large dollop of guacamole on top.  My boys love guacamole…so much so that they will eat it with a spoon if daddy’s not watching…but they prefer their burgers with my “special sauce,” a simple mixture of ketchup, mustard, and a titch of pickle juice.

mushroom guacamole burger

mushroom guacamole burgers.
 
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A perfectly chewable and savory veggie burger.
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. baby bellas
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 cup regular oats
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp ground cumin
Instructions
  1. If you don't have any leftover rice on hand, start by preparing the rice.
  2. Heat the oven to 400F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Saute onions until translucent.
  4. Chop mushrooms in food processor until quite small. Shred carrot in food processor.
  5. Add mushrooms and carrot to onions and continue sauteing until almost all of the liquid cooks out.
  6. Mix in remaining ingredients.
  7. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a medium sized cookie cutter and gently press into mold.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Top with tomatoes, avocados, and lettuce.
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6 thoughts on “mushroom guacamole burgers.

    1. Jessi Post author

      Thank you, Angela! I am (obviously :) ) just getting this rolling, and so I was waiting to publish my facebook page figuring no one would stumble upon my site yet and I could wait to share my site until I was “ready”…but I guess there’s no time like the present, right? So I will go publish it so that link isn’t broken and I would be honored to have you as a follower :). Have a great day!

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      1. Angela Thompson (@vegangela)

        I know the feeling! I recently launched my first YouTube recipe video. It’s not perfect, but I was just sitting on it for weeks and finally just decided to share it already. And the feedback has been really positive. I’m following you on FB now and will share this recipe with my readers tomorrow :)

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  1. Darci

    Enticing and hilarious! Can’t wait to try to trick (er…. ENCOURAGE) my family to eat a “beggie booger” Thanks for the tutorial and fabulous pictures!

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