That’s one good February 14th. And you know why? Not only because it’s Valentine’s day – a day when everyone who’s in love is having a romantic dinner and whoever isn’t in love is having a few drinks – but also because I am about to share with you the recipe for the most delicious vegan burgers you’ve ever eaten.
Yes. You got it – the buns, the patties, the sauce – I made everything myself. I even bought the ingredients myself and I ate almost all of them myself as well. Did not take longer than 2 days till they were gone.
As soon as you try them you’ll realize that I’m not a greedy selfish monster, who wants everything for herself, but just the nicest slim person, who’s just having the hardest time calling it quits after just one tiny heavenly burger. My stomach is like my heart – there’s always room for one more. Remember it takes two for everything – making babies, folding a giant sheet, tango, what else…
Ah yes, it takes two burgers to make a happy person even happier. I tried them with the flat bread and with the buns. I have to say both versions are pretty awesome. And these patties look so much like they’re made from meat, it’s actually scary. But they’re made of mushrooms. Mushrooms have always been a little scary for me anyway – they just have something weird about them. Did you know that the largest living organism on the planet is actually a fungus?
Like I said – scary.
We’ve all been afraid of snakes, anacondas, sharks, apes, godzillas, robots…And nobody saw it coming – the real danger is…ding ding ding
Dear Steven Spielberg,
I know you are reading this, because you don’t have anything better to do, but to collect all of my genius ideas since I’ve been born – please credit me next time in your future movie about a giant life sucking mushroom. I would appreciate it very much.
Your BFF Stela
I really like burgers, but when it comes to vegan burgers – I love them. For some reason I’m having a hard time trusting a restaurant to make a good vegan burger. I don’t know why – maybe because I don’t trust anyone when it comes to healthy food – people do not really know how to prepare it. It’s either too fat, or doesn’t have taste at all. So I’ve often been making all kinds of vegan burgers myself – with lentils, chickpeas or millet and they were always a hit with whoever got to eat them (since I eat a lot of them one by one while cooking).
These mushroom burgers have really surprised me – how can I like something made of mushrooms so much? I guess mushrooms are taking over me too. Well there are 14 other ingredients to these burger patties, maybe they contribute a little to my fondness for these burgers.
- 7 medium sized mushrooms
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 fresh garlic (optional)
- 1 medium sized onion
- handful of cilantro
- handful of parsley
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 medium sized red pepper
- 2 broccoli florets
- 3 olives (optional)
- 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax seeds with 6 tbsp water)
- 4 tbsp oats
- 2 tbsp dried paprika (optional – hot)
- 1tsp salt or to taste
- Clean and chop mushrooms and put them into your food processor. Process until finely chopped.
- Chop all onion, garlic, red pepper, broccoli florets, parsley and cilantro and add to processed mushrooms into the food processor. Add olives, oats, dried paprika, salt and flax eggs. Now process everything until you get a smooth mixture.
- Smell it, smell it, then take it and make patties. The patties should not be too big, because this mixture is very soft and will fall apart when trying to flip them while cooking.
- At medium high heat cover the pan with some olive oil (it should really just be covered, not drown in olive oil). I took a cotton pad and just oiled the whole surface of the non-stick frying pan. Then put patties one by one in the frying pan. After 1-2 minutes they’re ready (brown-meaty), flip them, let cook for 1-2 minutes, take out and start with the new batch.
- Now that you have the patties it’s time to slice one of these awesome buns in half and put the patties (I always took 2-3) on the bottom slice of the bun.
- Add some of my fresh avocado dip, maybe some mustard, pickles, sliced tomatoes, some roasted peppers, if you’d like some chili peppers to add some spice to your life, maybe some arugula or other green salad. Whatever you want –the sky is the limit. And then cover with the upper slice of the bun and you’re ready. Stuff your face with one burger for lunch and after a few hours – stuff it again for dinner.
Yeah. That’s what I call a happy Valentine’s day.