Mushroom Walnut Burger
Makes 6 – 8 Burgers
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30-40 mins
How do you make a vegan burger taste meaty without the plant-based meats? By adding mushrooms and walnuts! This burger is moist, has amazing texture, and most of all IT’S NUTRITIOUS!
I opted for a sweet potato bun because first of all… its delicious, second, I find store bought buns are full of ingredients that our bodies DO NOT need. This recipe is one you can feel good about, knowing you did your body right.
The process of making these burgers are not like many other vegan burger recipes which involve shoving a bunch of ingredients into a food processor – don’t get me wrong there are some good recipes like this. Instead I decided to saute the mushrooms with some onion, garlic and Miso first to really bring out the flavors.
Let’s dive in!
- 1 cup crushed Walnuts
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- 1/2 Spanish Onion
- 2- 2 1/2 cups of roughly cut Cremini Mushrooms
- 1 1/2 teaspoons White Miso
- 1 teaspoon dried Sage
- 1/2 cup Black Beans
- 1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
- 1/4 cup Almond Flour
- 1/4 cup Water
- 2 Thick Sweet Potatoes
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Vegan Mayonnaise
- Red Onion
- Bold Barbecue Sauce
- Pre-heat oven to 350′
- Wash and cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick slices and put on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the oven and set the timer for 30 mins.
- To crush up the walnuts either use a Mortar and Pestle or lightly run through a food processor. You want the walnuts in small crumbles not pasty. Place into a medium size mixing bowl and set aside.
- On a non-stick pan, saute diced onion and garlic for 1 minute, add mushrooms, sage, salt and pepper, continue to cook on low-medium heat for 7 minutes, stir in black beans and Miso. Cook for an additional 2 minutes. You want the mushrooms to be nice and soft. Remove from the heat.
- In the mixing bowl containing walnuts, add bread crumbs, nutritional yeast and almond flour. Stir well. Add mushroom mixture and water. Use your hands to combine, you want to achieve a nice sticky texture that you can form into patties. If the texture is too dry- add more water, if the texture is too wet- add more flour.
- Begin to form burger patties with your hands – you want them to be a little more than half an inch thick. Heat a non-stick pan to medium heat. Cook patties for 3-4 mins per side- you want them to brown on each side.
- Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before assembling your burger. Dress with your favorite toppings and Enjoy!