Dinner, Freezer Friendly

Caramelised Mushroom & Onion Burgers / Μπέρκερ με Καραμελωμένα Μανιτάρια & Κρεμμύδι

Summer is officially here in Cyprus! Nothing screams summer more than a braai / BBQ, and what better to BBQ / braai than a delicious burger? I’m sure most people will think having a delicious burger is next to impossible on a plant-based diet.. But they’re actually better when made from healthy nutritious ingredients! I’m not talking  about those gross potato filled veggie patties you find in the supermarket. I’m talking a proper. hearty. homemade. burger. The soya mince in this recipe keeps this burger “meaty” and hearty..and the caramelised mushrooms and onions gives it that something special.

 

These patties are perfect for freezing too. I always keep burgers in the freezer for those nights where you feel like a take-out but are still wanting to keep healthy. These, and a pack of frozen oven chips, are always in my freezer. So all i need to do is stick them in the oven and that’s it. I do hope you give these a try!

Caramelised Mushroom & Onion Burger

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 45m

Ingredients

  • 2 Red Onions, sliced - 2 κόκκινα κρεμμύδια κομμένα
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced - 2 σκελίδες σκόρδο, τριμμένες
  • 300 g Mushrooms, roughly chopped -300γρ Μανιτάρια, ψιλοκομμένα
  • 1 c Soya Mince - 1φλτ κιμάς Σόγια
  • 3/4 c Hot Water - 3/4φλτ Ζεστό νερό
  • 1 Flax seed , ground (+2tbl water) - Λινάρι, αλεσμένο, σμιγμένο με 2 κ.σ. νερό)
  • 1/2 c Oats - 1/2φλτ. Βρώμη
  • 1 tbsp. Molasses - 1κ.σ. Μελάσσα
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika - 1κ.γ. Καπνιστή πάπρικα
  • 1 tsp. Sweet Paprika - 1κ.γ. Γλυκιά πάπρικα
  • 1 tsp. Cumin - 1κ.γ. Κύμινο
  • 1 tbsp. Vegan Worchestshire Sauce - Σάλτσα Worcestershire
  • Salt & Pepper to taste - Αλάτι & Πιπέρι

Instructions

  1. Take your soya mince and place it in a bowl. Add the hot water and allow to rehydrate for about 10 mins. After 10 minutes, squeeze out as much water as you can.
  2. In the meantime start sauteeing your onions and garlic in a saucepan. Add your mushrooms and allow to cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Once the liquid from the mushrooms has half gone, add in the molasses, Worchestshire sauce and spices. Stir until everything is well coated, allowing everything to caramelise. Once everything is nicely browned, turn off the heat.
  4. Add the mushroom & onion mix and the drained soya mince to a food processor and pulse a couple of times until combined. DO NOT overly blend or it will create a paste.
  5. Add the mixture to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well with your hands. At this point you could leave the mix in the fridge overnight or you could continue to create the burger patties and cook them.
  6. Form your burger patties and place them on a lined baking sheet. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees celcius for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Turn them over half way through. Alternatively you could also pan fry these or even grill them.
  7. Serve on a burger bun with lettuce, tomato, gherkins, avocado, tomato sauce and any other condiments.
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