Mushroom and Feta Burgers Three Ways

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6 to 6 servings

Your kids won't be able to resist these delicious burgers.


  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 medium (340 g) portobello mushrooms , (caps and stems)
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil , divided
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta , or mild goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 egg , well beaten


  • Preheat outdoor grill. Chop up onion and garlic or pulse them in a food processor, until minced but not mush! Chop mushrooms separately in the same way. In a large frying pan, heat 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil at medium low, add onions and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and thyme, cooking another 6 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender. While this cooks, grate carrots, crumble cheese and chop parsley. Prep your choice of toppings, such as sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, and shredded lettuce.
  • Season mushroom mixture with salt and pepper, and transfer (even if it’s still hot) to a medium-sized bowl and combine with carrot, wheat germ, bread crumbs, feta, parsley and egg. When cool enough to handle, shape into 6 patties and arrange on a waxed-paper-lined plate.
  • Grill burgers outdoors on a well-greased vegetable rack for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Or, in a large frying pan, heat remaining 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil at medium high and cook patties 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Custom-serve burgers according to your family’s requests and enjoy!