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Who Doesn't Like a Good Burger???

Most people I know love a good burger, nice and juicy, full of flavor! For me the fun part are the fixings on the burger, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, pickles, much good stuff to be added. When I stopped eating red meat 40 years ago, the only thing I missed were burgers, not so much the patty itself but all the stuff that goes on the burger. Then I found turkey burgers and veggie burgers and eating burgers became a thing again for me. YAY!! There are so many different ways to prepare and eat a burger, don't limit yourself. Have burgers weekly and change them up, try new ways of preparing the patty. Make it a healthy lean grass fed beef burger, or a flavorful juicy turkey burger, or make a veggie burger (try it you will be surprised at how tasty they are). Open your mind and open you mouth for a great tasting burger anyway you make it. Feed your mind and nourish your heart with a delicious mushroom or black bean burger to start.

Mushroom Burger

1 lb ground beef

8 oz mushrooms, rough chopped

1/3 medium white onion

3 cloves garlic

1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1 tsp smoked paprika

1-1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground pepper


Wash and clean the mushrooms before giving them a rough chop to break them into chunks. In a food processor mince the onions and garlic. Once they’re done, add the mushrooms and use the pulse mode to mince them. 

Combine the mushrooms with the smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.  In a large bowl mix the mushrooms and ground beef together.

With your hands, form the mixture into five patties, using your thumbs to create a small indentation in the top.

Grill the burgers on a medium-high grill for 6 minutes per side. 

Serve with bun, or wrapped in a lettuce leaf with any garnish or add ons of choice

Mushroom Burger

Black Bean Burger

1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup chopped and caramelized red onion

1/2 cup oats

3/4 cooked quinoa

2-3 cloves garlic

pinch of salt and pepper


Make quinoa and let cool

In a food processor place oats and pulse until a textured flour like consistency, remove and place in a medium mixing bowl.

Place rinsed and drained black beans in food processor and pulse until they are mashed looking. place beans in the same bowl as oats.

Then pulse the onions and garlic in food processor, add to a skillet and cook for about 5 minutes to caramelize. Add caramelized onion and garlic to bowl along with the quinoa.

With a spoon or your hands mix the ingredients well and form into patties

Grill patties for about 5-10 minutes on one side then flip and cook on the other side.

Serve with bun, or wrapped in a lettuce leaf with any garnish or add ons of choice

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