Double Cheese Mushroom Burger

Double Cheese Mushroom Burger

Mushroom Burger is type of burger where its patties are made out of mushrooms; it was created in the Philippines by a mushroom grower during thr 1980’s which then started selling mushroom burgers called “Mushroom Burger” situated in Tagaytay, Philippines. It all started when a customer of them a Swiss Executive Chef commented that mushrooms are more expensive than beef from where he came from and asked why not make burgers out of mushrooms? He wrote down a recipe for a patty made out of mushroom, they immediately made it and the chef declared it was the best burger he ever tasted, and then the rest was history. Now the restaurant offers a lot of dish varieties which uses mushrooms as its primary ingredient, they even have drinks that are made with mushrooms, I sugges to have a look at their menu and see the things they sell.

I remember my first time trying it out when we had a field trip to Tagaytay when I was in High School, and I can still remember that day as on the first bite it was phenomenal I never knew that it is made out of mushrooms as it tastes so good, it can even be better than its beef counterpart. It is now a very popular brand in Tagaytay and a go to destination when you visit the place, the several times I have been there it is jam packed with customers.

For this post I will try to recreate that wonderful healthy burgers, I tried several attempts before this post but cannot get the taste that I wanted, I tried looking online what the recipe is but no luck. Most of the versions I had done before did not contain any meat like the original mushroom burgers, but always got no luck with that so for this version I will add a minimal amount of meat to give it some flavour that I am after and I proud to say I am impressed with this result and here is the recipe for me to share.  But for vegetarians just omit the meat and eggs then replace it with any mushrooms of your choice.

Ingredients (Burger Patties)

2 1/2 cups farmers brown or button mushrooms, finely chopped
1/2 cup rehydrated shiitake, finely chopped
1 cup lean minced beef
1 cup pinto beans, mashed
1/4 cup flour
2 eggs
1 white onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
salt
freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients (Burgers)

Hamburger Buns
Salad Greens
Sliced Cucumbers
Sliced Tomatoes
Sandwich Spread (A type of tangy seasoned mayonnaise)
Quickmelt Cheddar Cheese

Method

  1. In a bowl mix together all Burger Patty ingredients. Form them into patties then cook in a flat bottomed heavy pan for 4 minutes on each side.
  2. Slice burger buns in half then quickly steam until soft and warm.
  3. Place a heaping tablespoon of sandwich spread on the bottom of the bun, then in layers add salad greens, a burger patty, cheese slice, another burger patty, another cheese slice, cucumber slice and tomato slice then serve.

20 Responses

  1. I love mushrooms and a few of my cousins are mostly vegan, so my aunt always cooks them buckwheat burgers but these sounds much tastier! Mmmmushroommmms!

  2. This is for sure our kind of food Raymund, esp my hubby will drool, I simply love the burgers made from mushrooms.

  3. Never heard of this kind of mushroom burger. There is more vege than meat in the patty

  4. ceciliag says:

    Oh I will have one of those but without the bun please! This burger looks great i can make it this week too! c

  5. I have to admit I’m not keen on veggie burgers, but I think you just changed that. I’ll have one with the bun please! I’ll take Cecilia’s fries too.

  6. Sounds much better and juicier than most veg-based patties I’ve seen. Can’t help loving mushroom dishes!

  7. I actually might enjoy mushroom (only) burgers. I love all kinds of mushrooms and they have so much flavors. It was interesting to read the history of the mushroom burger that mushrooms are more expensive than beef! People become creative when you are out of your comfort zone. I wish I can invent something cool like that! Oh I just saw you commented on my blog. How funny! :-)

  8. Kristy says:

    These sound totally interesting and so much healthier than an all beef burger. I’m also drooling over those fries on the side. They look delicious!

  9. Love 2 Type says:

    i haven’t had mushroom burger yet.. this made me think of jollibee’s hash brown burger… potatoes instead of sandwich and then beef at the middle.. yay..

  10. I’m not a huge mushroom fan, but I am definitely feeling the mushroom right now lol

  11. I have never tried mashed pinto beans in my burger, but I really think I should Your burger looks amazing!

  12. Meri says:

    That’s a very gourmet burger!

  13. crustabakes says:

    what a great idea to retain some of the beef in the patty for flavour! and you’ve got double patty on that burger too !

  14. Archie de Lara says:

    I’ve been wanting to try create my recipe for mushroom burger. This is a great read, thanks for sharing this. I had tasted mushroom burger before in a store in Pasong Tamo, Makati, and I haven’t tasted one here in Saudi Arabia.

  15. Henry says:

    It looks yummy! I wanna try mushroom burger, too.

  16. foodjaunts says:

    Mushrooms in anything are amazing, in burger form they’re probably over the top. Love that you used it for the bulk of the burger and your photo looks gorgeous.

  17. Kim says:

    It looks delicious! But I cannot see any mushrooms :S

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