Mushrooms are surprisingly similar in taste and texture to meat when cooked, so they are the perfect ingredient for vegetarian veggie burgers!
This vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free mushroom burger recipe may just surprise you with how tasty it is. While mushrooms provide plenty of flavor and texture, the addition of pinto beans makes this veggie burger recipe high in fiber and protein too.
Worried about crumbly veggie burgers? If you've tried making veggie burgers in the past and have struggled with them falling apart or being too dry and crumbly, you'll also want to check out these tips for how to make the perfect veggie burger.
This mushroom burger recipe is both vegetarian and vegan as well as gluten-free.
- 1 tablespoon canola oil or vegetable oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3 green onions, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 3/4 cup diced fresh mushrooms
- 1 15-ounce can pinto beans
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- salt and pepper, to taste (sea salt or kosher salt is always best!)
- oil for frying
Sautee the onions and garlic in canola oil or vegetable 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. You can add a bit more oil if needed. Set the onion and mushroom mixture aside.
Next, use a fork or potato masher to mash the beans until well mashed. You can also pulse them in a food processor until smooth if you prefer.
In a large bowl, combine the mashed beans with the onion and mushroom mixture and add the parsley, salt, and pepper. Make sure the ingredients are well combined.
Shape the mixture into patties about one inch thick. If you make them too thin, they may fall apart, but if you make them too thick, it will be more difficult to get them to cook them all the way through.
Heat about two tablespoons of oil and cook each patty until the veggie burgers are done, about 3 minutes on each side. You can also use an indoor grill pan to grill your veggie burgers if you have one. The onion and mushroom flavor is excellent when grilled.
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