Vegetarian Cheeseburger With Yoghurt Sauce.

Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A meat free »burger« great in the pan and good for the grill. The oatmeal and chopped mushrooms add a pleasant texture. 1 burger is pretty filling; when served with a risotto it makes a well balanced meal. I serve it with a yoghurt sauce ( 1/2 cup of mild yoghurt mixed with a teaspoon of mustard, a tablespoon of olive oil and mixed dried herbs). You can also use the recipe to create vegetarian »meatloaf« or »meatballs«.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb mushroom (500 grams)
  • 1 -2 egg
  • 4 tablespoons oatmeal (whole grain, rolled oats)
  • 3 -4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons dried yeast (flakes, from the health food store (alternatively use 2 - 3 tablespoons of soy sauce to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 12 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 dash baking cocoa
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 116 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 -3 tablespoons sunflower oil (for the pan)
  • 6 slices gouda cheese (use any cheese you like)

Directions

  1. Wash the mushrooms under running water.
  2. Place 2/3 of the mushrooms (whole), 1 egg and everything but the breadcrumbs in a bowl and puree it with a mixer. It should have a thick, smooth consistancy like the consistancy of cream cheese (You may use a food processor for this).
  3. Chop the remaining mushrooms into small cubes. Stir into the mixture.
  4. Add just enough breadcrumbs, so that you get a formable mass. (If the mixture is too dry, add another egg. If it is too wet, add more oatmeal and breadcrumbs.).
  5. Heat frying pan on high. Add about 1 1/2 teaspoons of oil to the pan.
  6. Wet hands with cold water. Form patties and place in pan. Turn down the heat to medium or medium low, depending on your stove's performance.
  7. Cook on one side for 5 minutes until the bottom is golden brown.
  8. Add some more oil to the pan.
  9. Turn the patties and cook on the other side for 5 minutes, adding the cheese about a minute before you take the patty out of the pan.
  10. Serve hot.