When I tell people that I am a vegetarian (pescatarian if you want to be particular) and my boyfriend is a meat-eater/lover, they always have questions. The two most commonly asked questions are what do you cook, and how do you get your boyfriend to like it? I simply answer with, I find good vegetarian recipes and most importantly, I do not harp on the fact that it is vegetarian. I find that when you emphasize the fact that a dish is vegetarian, meat lovers tend to have a predisposed idea of what the dish will taste like.
So I am here to share with you one of my favorite dinners (vegetarian or not)! Not only is this recipe easy to make, affordable and safe for freezing. This burger is nutrient dense and super versatile! It can be eaten traditionally on a bun with cheese, topped with guacamole and salsa, or on a bed of lettuce. It is so delicious, that it can be eaten all by itself! No matter which way you eat it, I promise you, this Portobello Black Bean Burger will not disappoint.
Portobello Black Bean Burger
2 cups portabella mushrooms, cubed, gills removed
2 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and divided
1 cup minced broccoli, fresh only
½ cup red onion, minced
3 XL eggs, beaten
½ cup plus 2 tbsp. Panko
1 tbsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 tbsp. Worcestershire
2 tbsp. minced garlic
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
*Should make 5 large burgers. If you would like small burgers, use 1/2 cup when making patties.
* If you plan to freeze burgers, package uncooked patties individually in plastic wrap. Then store in freezer bag or plastic container. When you are ready to cook, let burger thaw for 30 minutes in refrigerator then cook using the instructions above.
I am a registered dietitian, licensed nutritionist, foodie, fitness enthusiast, traveler and runner, living in the city of brotherly love. I have a passion for cooking and sharing delicious, healthful food. I enjoy working with clients to help them achieve their health and nutrition goals.