Smoky Mushroom Burgers

I’m always on the look out for new bean burger or veggie burger recipes. I have a couple already that I think are pretty hard to beat: the best spicy bean burgers and Mexican bean burgers, but there’s always room for more. And believe me I enjoy the research aspect. Mushrooms often feature in burgers and I’ve got a particular liking for smoky chipotle at the moment (D’s influence as he will happily put Tabasco smoky chipotle on nearly everything!), and these combine the two.

The resulting burgers are flavourful, earthy with mushrooms and with a smoky heat in the background. They were lovely as burgers (although quite soft and therefore messy eating) but work equally well as a veggie main to accompany fresh vegetables.

To add another texture and flavour, top with frazzled thyme onions – enjoy with plenty of napkins on hand!

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Smoky Mushroom Burgers (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

  • 1 cup chestnut mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
  • 1 tin beans, I used black eye beans
  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp smokey chipotle sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp balsamic
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced

– Dry fry the mushrooms until golden, then stir in the garlic and thyme and continue to cook until fragrant.
– Drain the beans but do not rinse.
– Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well combined but still retaining a bit of texture
– Taste and adjust flavourings to your own taste
– Form into four patties and refrigerate until needed
– Fry off in sunflower oil until golden on both sides, then transfer to a medium oven for 10-15 minutes to heat through
– Serve in buns with frazzled onions, relish, your choice of leaves and mustard.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Omgirl says:

    That looks great 🙂

    1. lucylox says:

      Yes they are! Veggie burgers rock! 🙂

  2. sylviadewy says:

    This looks super scrumptious. Bon appetite!

    1. lucylox says:

      Thank you! The onions are the perfect finishing touch!

  3. Mmmm we love mushroom burgers! And the smoky chipotle+thyme+ginger in these ones sounds fabulous!

    1. lucylox says:

      Smoky chipotle seems to add to lots of recipes! 🙂

  4. Somer says:

    the frazzled thyme onions look amazing atop that glorious burger! I’m gonna have to try this one!

    1. lucylox says:

      Frazzled thyme onions recipe (although you probably don’t need a recipe!) popping up today!

  5. livliveslife says:

    I am SO excited to try this recipe out! I’ve only ever tried sweet potato or bean burgers before, never mushroom, but those look amazing. Thanks for sharing!

    1. lucylox says:

      I hope you try them – they’re packed full of flavour! 🙂

  6. Jim says:

    These look so darn good! I’ve been eating sunshine burgers but these look so much better! Must have. Now.

    1. lucylox says:

      Hope you enjoy them if you make them 🙂

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