Mushroom Bean Burger


1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small white or yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 green onions, diced
1/2 tsp. cumin
3/4 cup diced fresh mushrooms, chopped small
1 15-ounce can pinto beans
1 tsp. parsley
Salt and pepper, to taste


First, sautee the diced white or yellow onion and garlic in olive oil for 3 to 5 minutes, until the onions are soft.

Next, add the green onions, cumin, and the chopped mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes, or until mushrooms are cooked. You can add a bit more oil if needed. Set the onion and mushroom mixture aside.

Next, use a fork or potato masher to mash the beans until well mashed. You can also pulse them in a food processor until smooth if you prefer. In a large bowl, combine the mashed beans with the onion and mushroom mixture and add the parsley, salt, and pepper. Make sure the ingredients are well combined.

Shape the mixture into patties about one inch thick. If you make them too thin, they may fall apart, but if you make them too thick, it will be more difficult to get them to cook them all the way through.

Heat about two tablespoons of oil and cook each patty until the veggie burgers are done, about 3 minutes on each side. You can also use an indoor grill pan to grill your veggie burgers if you have one.

The onion and mushroom flavor is excellent when grilled.