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Vegan "Fake Meat" Burger

Lightened Up - "Going Vegan"

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  • 2 c Portobello mushrooms, cubed (smaller pieces); gills removed
  • 1 15 oz canned red beans, rinsed and divided
  • 1 cup minced broccoli, fresh only
  • 1/2 cup red onion, minced
  • 4 tbsp of chia seeds in 6 tbsp of water
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons of avocado mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp steak spice seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp tamari
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • ¾ cup grated vegan cheese
  • olive oil
  • whole wheat burger buns
  • Tomatoes
  • Ketchup (real sugar)
  • Lettuce
  • Vegan cheese slices (optional)


  1. In a large bowl add 1 cup of black beans and mash with a masher. Save remaining whole beans to add to mix later.
  2. Sauté the mushrooms in 1 tsp of olive oil for 5 mins until colored and water is released.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the mashed beans.
  4. Combine the broccoli, garlic, onion, tamari and seasoning to bean and mushroom mixture
  5. Once mixed add remaining whole beans.
  6. Add in the mayo, flax, cheese and breadcrumbs and mix gently with a large spoon until the mixture is combined.
  7. Mixture should be able to form a solid patty. If it doesn’t, add more breadcrumbs.
  8. Heat up pan with olive oil. With wet hands, form the patties and press together.
  9. Cook 3-5mins per side on medium heat.
  10. Once flipped, top with slice of vegan cheese and let melt (optional)
  11. Toast the buns with a bit of olive oil in another pan.
  12. Assemble burger by placing patty on bun and top with a slice of tomato, lettuce and ketchup.