These yummy, healthy, and flavorful vegan lentil and mushroom veggie burgers use cooked lentil and mushrooms in place of ground beef. The result is the same umami flavors and crispy yet tender texture without any of the negative health aspects. Mix and match the toppings and spreads you put on this burger and you will realize its just as versatile as the real thing!
Lentil and Mushroom Veggie Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
For the Burgers:
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds (or chia seeds)
- 6 tablespoons water
- 6 ounces mushrooms (any type)
- 2 cups cooked green lentils
- 3/8 cup gluten-free fine rolled oats (or regular rolled oats)
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon of red pepper powder
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper powder
- 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon of curry powder
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon of dried basil
- 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (optional)
For the Toppings:
- 6 whole wheat burger buns (or gluten-free if necessary)
- 1 large size tomato
- 1 large size onion
- 2-3 lettuce leaves
- Sauces of your choice
- Make your vegan eggs by combining the ground flax seeds with water in a small bowl and set aside to incorporate for about 10-15 minutes.
- Wash and clean the mushrooms. Place them into high-speed blender or food processor and blend them until fine.
- Preheat a non-stick cooking pan on a medium-high heat and spray some non-stick cooking spray or grease with a little bit extra virgin olive oil.
- Add the chopped mushrooms to the pan and add some water if needed. Cook until they are soft enough, about 2 minutes.
- When they are cooked, put them back in the blender or food processor together with the cooked green lentils. Blend well again.
- After that, put your flax eggs, gluten-free fine rolled oats, and all of the seasonings to the blender. Blend again.
- Preheat your oven to 370°F.
- Take the burger mixture out of the blender and place it on a covered with baking paper and greased baking dish or sheet.
- Form burgers from the mixture. It yields about 6 burger patties.
- Put in the oven and bake them for about 30 minutes until they are cooked. The baking time may vary. After baking, remove from the oven and set them aside.
- Take your burger buns and cut them in halves.
- Place a leave of lettuce on each half followed the burger and then by a slice of tomato and onion. Top with the other half of the buns and serve.