Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 40 mins
Quite the tasty burger replacement, I got it from the web while looking for meat substitutes.
- 2 tablespoons bulgur wheat
- 1 lb mushroom, quartered (4 cups steamed)
- 1 cup diced onion (1/2 cup steamed)
- 1⁄2 cup rolled oats
- 2⁄3 cup cooked brown rice
- 1⁄2 cup shredded lowfat mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons low fat cottage cheese
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 dash pepper
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- olive oil flavored cooking spray
- Add 1/4 cup boiling water to the bulgur wheat in a small bowl and let it sit for about 1 hour it should bulk out to about double in size.
- Steam the mushrooms for 10 minutes or until tender.
- Separately steam the onions for about 10 minutes, or until translucent, do not combine with the mushrooms.
- Add 1/2 cup of water to the oats and let them soak for about 10 minutes, until soft.
- Drain any excess water from the bulgur wheat and oats then combine them with the steamed mushrooms, rice, cheeses, and spices in a food processor and pulse quickly 4 or 5 times until ingredients are chopped fine, but not pureed.
- You want a coarse texture with some identifiable chunks of grain, mushroom, and cheese.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl with the steamed onion and cornstarch, and mix well.
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and set a large skillet over medium/low heat.
- Spray the skillet with a light coating of olive oil cooking spray.
- Measure 1/2 cup at a time of the patty mixture into the pan and shape with a spoon into a patty.
- Cook the patties for 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until light brown on the surface.
- Arrange the patties on a lightly sprayed baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the oven.
- Be sure to turn them over halfway through the cooking time.
- You can serve the patties immediately or freeze them once they have cooled Frozen patties can be reheated by cooking in a lightly sprayed pan over medium heat, or a grill over low flame.
- You can also microwave for 30 seconds per side, however the pan or grill is best.
Not a whole lot of flavor. I felt it was not worth the amount of effort it took to make