Simple button mushrooms, brown or white, are among the most popular types of mushrooms: they are fragrant, incredibly durable and versatile – for example, in burgers.
A few decades ago, no one would associate mushrooms with burgers. The latter has long been a symbol of American fast food and, in the eyes of many, is incompatible with traditional cuisine.
However, this view has changed radically with vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Burgers can be found in many creative variations in today’s gourmet restaurants – such as juicy and crispy mushroom burgers with garlic and onion sauteed mushroom patties, parsley, mustard and Worcestershire sauce, topped with sharp cheddar.
Recipe: Vegetarian Mushroom Burger
Ingredients for two mushroom burgers:
- 60 g of bulgur
- 1 medium onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 300 g of medium-sized brown mushrooms
- 4 spoons of olive oil
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 good handful flat leaf parsley
- 1 egg, 40 g breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 15 g of medium hot mustard
- enough oil to fry burgers
For the burger buns:
- 2 burger buns or buns of your choice
- 80 grams of ketchup
- about 10 black peppercorns
- some mustard
- 1/2 medium red onion
- 2 slices cheddar
- some parsley leaves
- Cook the bulgur according to package directions and cool.
- Chop the onion, garlic and mushrooms.
- Heat three tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. Fry chopped onion and garlic in it until transparent.
- Add the mushroom slices and a tablespoon of olive oil to the onion and garlic in a pan and fry until nice and dark brown. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside with a lid on top. Please keep warm.
- Finely chop the parsley leaves.
- Place the cooled bulgur in a bowl along with the semi-roasted mushroom slices, parsley, egg, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
- Cut half of the red onion into rings.
- Finely chop the pepper and mix it with the ketchup in a small bowl.
- Pour enough oil into a heated pan (should cover the bottom). Make two burgers from the bulgur mixture and fry in hot oil until crispy on both sides.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
- Place half of the burger buns and fried burgers on a wire rack lined with parchment paper. Place a slice of cheddar on each burger. The cheddar slices should wrap around the top of the hamburger a bit because they are soft from the heat. It takes about five to ten minutes.
- Now coat the inside of the burger buns with the ketchup and chili mixture and a dollop of mustard.
- Finally, place flat-leaf parsley on top of the ketchup-mustard layer.
- Next comes the burgers with mild cheddar slices, leftover fried mushroom slices, onion rings and half a bun for topping.