There are so many different ways you can make a veggie burger and mushrooms are only one of them. So, why make veggie burgers from mushrooms? Mushrooms are especially good in cooking when you are looking to create something with a meaty texture and umami (a flavor that has been described as having a “pleasant savory taste”). You can blend them up with other ingredients to make veggie burger patties, like in these Savory Mushroom and Rice Burgers, grill or bake a whole portobello mushroom cap, like these Kimchi Mushroom Burgers, or use the caps as buns, like in these Portobello Mushroom Burgers, where the caps are marinated, baked, and used as the “bread” for your favorite burger fillings. Need help with keeping your “blended” burgers together? We have tips and tricks to help you out and we can also help you with how to make the most flavorful patties you’ve ever tasted.
Need recipes? We have plenty. If you’re a mushroom fan, check out Celebrate Mushrooms With These 20 Savory Recipes and if you’re all about burgers, try Around the World in 10 Amazing Vegan Burgers. Then, get ready because we have 15 delicious burger recipes featuring that yummy, savory umami factor: mushrooms!
1. Pulled Oyster Mushroom Bao Burger
If you’re looking to seriously step up your burger game, these Pulled Oyster Mushroom Bao Burgers are definitely worth your time. Steamed bao buns are stuffed with oyster mushrooms marinated in an umami sauce and paired with steamed kale and caramelized onions. No patties because if you have pulled oyster mushrooms what else do you need? Steaming a yeast dough instead of baking it is actually something pretty genius. It just leaves you with the softest and juiciest bread you can imagine — kind of like biting into a cloud.
2. Mushroom, Beet, and Black Bean Burger
The combination of three simple ingredients creates a magnificently meaty Mushroom, Beet, and Black Bean Burger. Not to mention, mushrooms and roasted beets provide you with that fantastic fifth taste: umami. You’re really going to dig this tasty burger.
3. Portobello Burger With Caramelized Onions and Pear
This Portobello Burger With Caramelized Onions and Pear is all that and a bag of chips because it offers multiple textures and flavors of sweet, savory, smoky, and salty … all the good stuff. While fruit may not be the first thing we think of when it comes to burger toppings, the grilled pears combined with the caramelized onions adds a sweet touch that can’t be beat. This burger is sure to leave you longing for another bite!
4. Mushroom and Lentil Burgers With Pickled Red Onion
Looking for the perfect veggie burger? Well, look no further. These Mushroom and Lentil Burgers With Pickled Red Onion are a two-for-one power combo of flavor and protein. Onions, garlic, smoked paprika, and mushrooms give it a smoky and savory flavor that pairs perfectly with the pickled red onions, and cheesy vegan sauce. Serve these on toasted buns with plenty of sliced avocado.
5. BBQ Portobello Pretzel Sliders
Juicy, grilled Portobello mushrooms on toasted pretzel slider buns with avocado, barbecue sauce, caramelized onions, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Let’s not forget melty vegan cheese, either. These BBQ Portobello Pretzel Sliders are light, flavorful, and slightly spicy — all at the same time. Can’t take the heat? Just leave out the spicy red pepper flakes. These bad boys take just 25 minutes and are loaded with fresh veggies, making them the perfect addition to any barbecue/weeknight dinner/weekend lunch.
6. Portobello Burger With Caramelized Onions and Tempeh Bacon
This Portobello Burger With Caramelized Onions and Tempeh Bacon is bursting with flavor! It has a creamy radicchio slaw made with homemade avocado mayonnaise, savory Portobello mushroom, smoky tempeh bacon, AND caramelized onion. A little messy, but undeniably worth it!
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7. Mushroom Cauliflower Burgers With Mustard Tahini Slaw
These Mushroom Cauliflower Burgers With Mustard Tahini Slaw are seriously good – cauliflower “rice” helps bind the patties together and mushrooms give it a “meaty” bite. The mustard tahini slaw gives a tangy, fresh crunch. You can attempt to pan-fry these burgers in a bit of oil, but they may fall apart as they are a bit fragile. Why not just let your oven do all the hard work for you?
8. Smoky Portobello Black Bean Burger
This Smoky Portobello Black Bean Burger has two meaty patties, one delicious sauce, and plenty of fixings. Smoky black bean patty is paired with juicy, marinated Portobello mushrooms caps, caramelized onions, and roasted garlic aioli. A burst of savory flavor in each bite!
9. Mushroom and Zucchini Burger With Radicchio Slaw
Forget about those processed frozen veggie burgers you’ll find on any supermarket shelf and make these Mushroom and Zucchini Burger With Radicchio Slaw also know as the veggie “Big Mac” burgers instead! That’s right – nothing that hasn’t grown straight out of the ground was used to make these incredibly flavorful and hearty burger patties. To make them even better, the burgers are topped with a crunchy and tangy radicchio slaw and creamy avocado.
10. Sesame Ginger Marinated Portobello Burgers With Asian Slaw
Beat the weekday dinner boredom with this mouthwatering Sesame Ginger Marinated Portobello Burgers With Asian Slaw. With less than 10 simple ingredients needed to make both the slaw and the burger, this makes a fuss-free weeknight meal and a great excuse to keep firing up the grill!
11. Chickpea Mushroom Pita Burgers
If you need a burger for your barbecue that’s going to be a crowd-pleaser, then try these Chickpea Mushroom Pita Burgers. Made from chickpeas, mushrooms, and basmati rice, they’re flavorful, warm, and smoky. Crisp on the outside, but soft on the inside, these burgers are delicious served in a soft pita with spicy vegan mayonnaise, creamy avocado, and any veggies.
12. Mushroom Lentil Herb Burgers and Crisp Slaw
Making a fresh and tangy slaw with cabbage, apple and carrot to top these Mushroom Lentil Herb Burgers and Crisp Slaw is a smart idea. The burgers themselves are made from a delicious trio of meaty mushrooms, hearty lentils, and savory sun-dried tomatoes, plus a small handful of walnuts for texture. Cradling the burgers in crunchy cabbage leaves is absolutely genius.
13. Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Meaty Portobello mushroom caps are seasoned with just salt and pepper and then grilled until tender and juicy. These Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers are served on a bun with sautéed vegetables crisp baby bok coy, broccolini, and red bell peppers, and then served with a creamy, garlicky avocado mayonnaise. These monster burgers will be the star of your dinner.
14. Shiitake Black Bean Burgers
Black beans make a dense veggie burger, but when combined with mushrooms, they’re taken to a whole new level. Sautéed Shiitake mushrooms give these Shiitake Black Bean Burgers a meaty and satisfying texture and they’re topped with a creamy, spicy aioli sauce that pairs so well with them. Serve these burgers on toasted buns and save the remaining spicy aioli for dipping sweet potato fries — you’re going to want to.
15. Clean Eating Portobello Burgers With Pea Pesto
There’s not much to making the patties in these Clean Eating Portobello Burgers With Pea Pesto, but the flavor payoff is huge. Portobello mushroom caps are brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with a little bit of salt and pepper, then roasted until tender and meaty. They are served with fresh pea pesto and a crisp bell pepper salad on the side for a perfect meal. You can prepare a double batch so that you have some to grab later for a quick, pre-prepared meal. Hooray for thinking ahead!
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