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Mushroom and chickpea Burgers 

23.9.2020

A delicious and easy meat burger alternative that everyone will enjoy

4 serves
40 minutes
moderate

You will need a blender or food processor for this recipe

Ingredients

  • 250g button mushrooms (halved)
  • 1 red onion (cut into rings or half rings)
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup fresh dill (stems removed)
  • ¼ cup chickpeas (drained)
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • And some canola oil for brushing

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200°C 
  • Clean and cut your mushrooms into halves. Cook in a pan, without oil, until they are soft. 
  • Cut your red onion into rings and caramelise (cook slowly for a long time with very little oil. Onions are naturally sweet; and when you slowly cook onions over an extended period of time, the natural sugars in the onions caramelise creating a wonderful flavour). Add a little water if it tends to stick. 
  • Put your mushrooms, half of the onions and all the other ingredients in a food processor. If it’s too dry/ crumbly, add more water or even the brine from the chickpeas; if its too sticky, add more breadcrumbs. 
  • Pulse until all ingredients look finely diced but not liquid. You want to be able to mould it.   
  • Using your hands and a spoon scoop out your mixture and make your 4 patties. 
  • Place them on a lined baking tray and brush with oil. 
  • Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, flipping them once halfway through. 
  • Now assemble your burger however you like and remember to add the rest of your caramelise onions as garnish. Enjoy! 

Thanks to © Adri Bassi for the delicious recipe!