If you’re searching for a game-changing recipe that will make you look like an iron chef, you have to try this staple vegan Beer Battered Mushroom Burger with Beer Cheese!

Beer Battered Mushroom Burger [Vegan]

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Serves

2-4

Cooking Time

40

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Ingredients

For the Beer Battered Mushrooms:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup light beer
  • 1 cup white or whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 mushroom caps
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • Other: 2-4 buns, 1 avocado, lettuce

For the Optional Shiitake Bacon:

  • 1 cup sliced shiitakes
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Beer Cheese Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup vegan beer (wouldn't do a light beer)
  • 1 large tablespoon Dijon
  • 2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha or hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup soaked cashews (longer you soak, smoother the texture)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 large carrot, fork tender
  • 1/2 large white potato, fork tender
  • Salt/Pepper as desired
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Preparation

  1. Beer Cheese: Combine everything in a blender and puree until smooth. Add additional spices if desired!
  2. Shiitake bacon: Shiitake bacon: coat sliced shiitakes in all of the ingredients, let soak for an hour or longer, bake on 250 for 45mins, rotate after 25 minutes to ensure crispy shiitakes!
  3. Preheat oven to 450°F. Remove the core to the mushrooms. Combine almond milk, beer, flour, garlic powder, pepper and olive oil in a large bowl. Create a separate bowl with the Panko. Dip the pieces in the batter (let any excess drip off), then coat in Panko, place on a foil lined the pan and bake 15 minutes. Remove from heat, top with avocado, shiitake bacon, lettuce and beer cheese, enjoy!
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