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Hamburgers are an all American favorite comfort food. Some like them plain with maybe a little ketchup and others like the juices to run down your arms. I prefer them somewhere in between. These patties are loaded with nutrients so therefor they will really fill you up. Bob and I found this Veggie Burger rather tasty, well at least one would think so when we downed 2 burgers without inhaling, blinking or talking. The patties are wonderful to make up ahead of time and then store them in a sealed container in your fridge. Then when the urge hits you…have at it!
Ingredients for the “bun”:
- 4 portobello mushrooms
- 1/4 cup of cold pressed olive oil
- 1/4 cup of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (or your liking)
- Cut the stems from the mushrooms and gently scoop some of the center out so that the burger will fit between two mushrooms.
- Brush the inside and outside of the mushroom with the combined olive oil and Bragg’s.
- Dehydrate at 105 degrees on the mesh sheets for 6 hours then turn over and dehydrate another 6 hours.
- Remove and build your burger.
- You can make the patties and the buns at the same time!
Ingredients for the Veggie Burgers:
- 1 cup of mushrooms
- 1 cup of raw pecans
- a handful of cilantro
- 1 1/2 cups of carrots
- 1/2 cup of dried tomatoes
- olive oil, a few squirts
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1/2 sea salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground chili peppers
- few squirts of olive oil
- Mixed it all up in the food processor, I added a little water to help it mix real smooth.
- I then formed patties and placed on the mesh trays.
- Dehydrate on 105 degrees for 16 hrs or to your liking.
Portobello Mushrooms: Buy And Store
- Found in the produce department.
- Select plump firm and solid mushrooms. Avoid the limp or dried looking ones. They should not be shriveled or slippery (which indicates decomposition). The mushroom should have a nice earthy smell.
- Remove the mushrooms from any wrapping and spread on a tray and cover with paper toweling. Don’t moisten the toweling or the mushrooms and place them in the refrigerator in an area that allows the air to circulate. Avoid placing any other items on top of them. The mushrooms should keep about 5 – 6 days.
About Portobello Mushrooms
- Portobello, pronounced [por-toh-BEHL-loh]The portobello also called portabella is really simply a brown crimini mushroom in disguise. Evidently the usage of the two words “portobello vs. portabella” is simply an issue of a marketing brand. Once the little brown crimini grows up to be about 4″ – 6″ in diameter he is deemed to be a portobello.