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Vegetarian Burger

6 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

A red bean and mushroom burger.

Vegetarians, vegans, and even meat-lovers will enjoy these low-fat veggie burgers.

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 15 min
280 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

1/2 onions, finely chopped 100 g
1 clove garlic, pressed
6 button (white) mushrooms, finely chopped 80 g
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped 2 g
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 23 mL
1/2 tsp ground cumin 2 g
1/2 tsp turmeric 2 g
1/2 dried chili peppers, minced 0.4 g
1 cup red beans (canned), rinsed and drained 250 mL
2 tbsp yogurt, plain, 2% 30 g
2 corn tortillas 90 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

These burgers can be cooked either in a pan on the stovetop or using an outdoor grill.

Method

  1. Prepare the vegetables and cilantro: finely chop the onion, press the garlic, finely chop the mushrooms, chop the cilantro, and mince the chili pepper. Set them aside.
  2. Heat half of the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic then sauté 3-4 until translucent. Add the cumin, turmeric and minced chili pepper. Cook 1 min with constant stirring. Add the mushrooms and cook, with occasional stirring, a few minutes until the mushrooms are softened and have lost most of their moisture. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  3. Drain the beans, rinse them and drain again thoroughly, then place them in a bowl. Mash them using a fork, then add them to the skillet with the chopped cilantro and mix well. Add plenty of salt and pepper.
  4. Form the mixture into flat patties, then lightly brush them with the remaining oil. Cook on a hot grill for 8-10 min, until golden brown, turning them once gently (they are not quite as firm as meat burgers). Alternatively, they may be cooked in a pan, over medium heat for 8-10 min, turning them once.
  5. Serve each burger over a tortilla with a spoonful of yogurt.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (230g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

280

Fat

9 g

14 %

Saturated 1.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

7 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

200 mg

8 %

Carbohydrate

43 g

14 %

Fibre

9 g

36 %

Sugars

4 g

Protein

9 g

Vitamin A

1 %

Vitamin C

8 %

Calcium

14 %

Iron

20 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 serving
Grain Products : 1 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ½ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low  :
Saturated Fat
Source of  :
Calcium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K
Good source of  :
Copper, Iron, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Fibre, Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium
Diet-related health claims  :
Heart-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2
Vegetables 1
Milk and Alternatives 0
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats 1 ½

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6 Reviews (5 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again
kimmieluwho
august 28, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

These were divine! They mixed up nicely and cooked quickly. I had to hand shape the patties to get them to stick together and was a little worried about having yellow hands from the turmeric... but it didn't happen. I topped some patties with yogurt as suggested and some with homemade salsa. Simply fabulous! We'll definitely be making these again!

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kimmieluwho
august 28, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

These were divine! They mixed up nicely and cooked quickly. I had to hand shape the patties to get them to stick together and was a little worried about having yellow hands from the turmeric... but it didn't happen. I topped some patties with yogurt as suggested and some with homemade salsa. Simply fabulous! We'll definitely be making these again!

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