Ever since I got food poisoning, my stomach cringes when I think of a hamburger. I love a good veggie burger and this one looks really really good. You have to like mushrooms though because they are the main ingredient. Served open faced on a bed of lettuce or in a bun, these are sure to please.
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 (8 ounce) packages sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2/3 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add mushrooms, onion, and garlic to the hot oil and season with salt, black pepper, and oregano. Cook and stir mushroom mixture until mushrooms have given up their juice and the juice has almost evaporated, about 10 minutes.
Transfer cooked mushrooms to a cutting board and chop into small chunks with a knife.
Transfer mushrooms to a large bowl. Mix in rolled oats and bread crumbs; taste for salt and black pepper and add more to taste. Stir Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese into the mixture, followed by eggs. Let mixture stand for the crumbs to soak up excess liquid, about 15 minutes.
At this point you can refrigerate the mixture to cook later if desired. Moisten hands with a little vegetable oil or water, pick up about 1/4 cup of mixture, and form into burgers.
Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and pan-fry burgers until browned and cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 128
% Daily Value *Total Fat14.2g22 %Saturated Fat3.2g16 %Cholesterol75mg25 %Sodium630mg25 %Potassium484mg14 %Total Carbohydrates22.5g7 %Dietary Fiber3.1g12 %Protein11.4g23 %** Sugars3.7gVitamin A3 %Vitamin C7 %Calcium17 %Iron22 %Thiamin30 %Niacin57 %Vitamin B614 %Magnesium13 %Folate26 %*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.