IMG_9853Because I have been trying several variations and this is the best so far, and because store-bought veggie burgers have all kinds of ingredients, but no actual vegetables. Enough said. Straight for the recipe.

1 1/2 dried mushrooms (soaked in warm water for about 1/2 h and squeezed to remove as much water as possible)

1 15 oz. can black beans (or 2 cups cooked from scratch)

1 garlic clove

1 small onion

2 eggs

2 TBS olive oil

1-2 tsp spices (eg. 1/2 tsp each of cumin, paprika, lemon pepper, mustard powder, turmeric etc. your choice)

1/3 cup wheat germ

1/3 cup ground flaxseed

2 TBS ground parmesan

  1. Preheat oven at 375 F.
  2. Place the first 6 ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well mixed.
  3. Add spices, wheat germ, flaxseed and parmesan and pulse one more time to combine.
  4. Make patties and place on baking sheet (greased or on whichever surface preferred for baking.)
  5. Bake at 375 F for 20 min.