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Mushroom and Feta Burgers Three Ways

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  • Makes6 to 6 servings

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

This article was originally published on Jun 01, 2008

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