Monday, September 12, 2011

Black Bean Portabella Mushroom Burgers-SRC

Dont these look like real hamburgers? They are totally vegan and fabulous. There is something really tasty and meaty about Portabella mushrooms. Coupled with black beans, these filling mushrooms make a fabulous vegetarian burger that is of course gluten free. I made this for dinner yesterday and boy was it ever good!

You can be as creative as you like with the burger by adding toppings as well. Try sliced red onion, caramelized onions, corn salsa, sour cream , a thick slice of summer tomato , etc. Any of them will make this burger extra sensational.

This recipe is adapted from the blog,  A Fit and Spicy Life ,

I made a few personal preferences changes ( and gluten free changes) in the recipe.
I used Portabella mushrooms instead of a variety of mushroom types
I used Bragg's amino acids instead of the Worcestershire sauce
I substituted gluten free breadcrumbs for the Panko bread crumbs.
I left out the hot stuff
I marinated my mushrooms in balsamic vinegar and grilled them before chopping.


10 ounces of Portabella mushrooms, cleaned and chopped in chunks
2 cups of cooked black beans ( about 1 large can), drained and slightly mashed
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped ( optional)
1 egg ( optional) I left it out and the burgers were great
1 TBSP cumin
3/4 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
1/4 cup each chopped red onion and parsley,
salt and pepper to taste ( or I used 21 Salute ( from Trader Joe's)  salt free seasoning mix)


Marinate sliced portabella mushrooms in balsamic vinegar for about 10 minutes. Grill mushrooms on a Forman Grill if desired. Otherwise, just chop and add to mixture.

Mix cooked black beans, 1 egg if desired,  jalapeno,cumin and salt/pepper, Add breadcrumbs and eggs and mix. add chopped portobello mushrooms, parsley and red onion until combined.Form mixture into 4-6 patties. Put into the refrigerator for about an hour so they will hold together better,
Spray a non stick pan with olive oil spray and cook for 5 minutes on each side over medium high heat.

Assemble Ingredients

Mix drained black beans with seasoning and gluten free breadcrumbs

marinate mushrooms in Balsamic Vinegar for 10 minutes and grill on Forman grill if desired ( or don't)

Form into patties, and sautee burgers for 5 minutes on each side

Serve immediately on gluten free buns or on a plate; freezes well too.
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  1. I was just talking about making some black bean burgers the other day. This sounds like the perfect recipe to try. Yummy!

  2. What a nice veggie burger for the winter months! I make black bean burgers regularly, but I've never added mushrooms or bread crumbs. I'll have to try them, and I'll look forward to reading more of your gluten-free recipes.

  3. Those black bean burgers sound incredible, and love that they're gluten-free, especially considering I'm always at a loss when it comes to what to make for gluren-free friends. Nicely done!!

  4. Yummy! Love black beans. Please link this to Sunday Supper Stumble when you can.

  5. My husband loves portabella mushrooms and these burgers would be a hit with him. Great SRC choice.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  6. That sounds hearty! Need to remember this when the frozen blackbean Costco burgers in the freezer are finally gone!

  7. I've always wanted to make my own veg burgers and I love black beans and portobellos - I just need to pick up the portobellos and then can make these! They look great.

  8. these sound delicious. will definitely have to try them.

  9. Those burgers look very tasty.

  10. If you say Portabella, I come running, I just love those mushrooms. Your Black Bean Portabella Mushroom Burger looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Hi Judee! Thank you so much for sharing these delicious looking burgers at Savvy HomeMade Monday! I love portobellos and have NEVER tried black beans in burgers. These sound scrumptious!

  12. These burgers look wonderful Judee! I like how you marinated the mushrooms in balsamic - that would give a lovely flavour. These are such a nutritious recipe too, and so hearty! I've chosen this as one of my highlights for this week. Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  13. This sounds like a delicious alternative to burgers. I've been wanting to try making my own black bean burgers and I think this recipe looks easy enough to give it a go!

  14. Judee, these look so good! I love portabella black bean burgers... and I love your pre-marinade and grilling of the bellas! :)

  15. Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.


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