Mushroom Almond Burger

Source: Med Instead of Meds

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup chopped almonds
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 ½ cups thinly sliced white mushrooms (can use crimini or shiitake)
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/3 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons chopped herbs (parsley, chives, cilantro) (optional)
  • ½ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Toast the almonds and oats in a dry skillet stirring frequently until just brown. Set aside.
  2. Cook the onions and mushrooms in the olive oil until done and no moisture remains – approximately 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the oats and almonds to the mushroom mixture.
  4. Cool, then combine with the remaining ingredients. The mixture will be a bit soupy.
  5. Form into 6 patties and cook on a griddle or large sauté pan. Do not get the patties too close together.
  6. Let cook until medium brown before turning – this will allow the egg whites to set the patties and they will be easier to turn.

Notes

  • Any cheese of your choice can be used instead of the sharp cheddar cheese if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 158; Total Fat: 7g; Sodium: 127mg; Total Carbohydrate: 17g;

Dietary Fiber: 2g; Protein: 7g.