I’ve been on a major mushroom kick lately. Combined with the fact that we are always trying to eat more meatless meals, I suppose a mushroom veggie burger was bound to happy eventually. A veggie burger made primarily of mushrooms definitely had the potential to fall apart, but I recently learned that oats can be an excellent binder in meatless patties. The oats give the patties some stability but you don’t taste them at all. I decided to give that technique a try here by combining ground oats with a big pile of sautéed mushrooms and it worked amazingly well.
Our family agreed that if we didn’t know what was in them, we would have thought these were actually meat. Both the texture and flavor were incredibly similar. They are sturdy enough for grilling but if the weather doesn’t cooperate, they are great cooked in a skillet as well. For a nice little touch, spread a bit of garlic herb compound butter on the buns before toasting – it totally takes them to the next level.