Andy does not like mushrooms. It is not an allergy thing. He just hates the texture and how it feels when chewing them. However, I have been using the Kallö mushroom stock cubes to flavour various dishes and when I do, he really likes it.
I have been experimenting with using finely minced mushrooms in some dishes and he is fine with that too. So I present to you, the “How to get your partner to eat mushrooms” Burgers ... and yes, he does know that there are mushrooms in them and he still loves them. Success!
Fry the onions, mushrooms and garlic. then mix everything together and let rest in the fridge for half an hour.
form the burgers on the frying pan and pad them down
Fry 5-7 minutes on each side and the burgers are ready to plate up with your favourite sides.
Check out the video here and get the full recipe below:
2 large flat mushrooms, minced (or about 130 grams of smaller ones)
1 medium onion, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 can of red kidney beans
½ cup chickpea flour (garbanzo bean flour)
2 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp harissa
3 tbsp beetroot powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
Put the mushrooms, onions and garlic into a small pan and cook it till the onions are nice and soft. No oil needed.
While this is cooking, drain and rinse a can of kidney beans and smash them to a pulp. I use the end of my rolling pin - it has a nice flat end to it.
Then add the rest of the ingredients. Then mix it together.
When the onion and mushroom mix is cooked, mix that in too.
Depending on how much water has been released from the mushrooms, you may need a little extra chickpea flour.
When mixed, pop it in the fridge for half an hour to firm up a little.
In a large frying pan, melt half a tablespoon of coconut oil. this is mainly to coat the spoon as you form the burgers.
Then scoop up a good heaped tablespoon of mushroom dough and round it in your clean hand, them put it on the pan and pad it down to burger size.
Repeat with the rest of the burgers.
Let the burgers cook for 5-7 minutes to create a firm crust, before turning them to cook on the other side for another 5-7 minutes. Times depend on your cooktop. If they seem too soft, cook them a little longer.
Then they are ready to eat.
Serve them with your favourite sides. Here I have made some oven-baked fries, grated carrots and broccoli. We like to garnish with Sriracha Sauce to give it a little kick.
Andy loves these so much that the leftovers magically dissapears from the fridge ...