These Mushroom Burgers with Mushroom and Lean Beef Patties make a great accompaniment to a braai

15ml olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
250g button mushrooms, finely chopped
250g extra lean beef mince
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
125ml dried bread crumbs
1 extra large egg, beaten
15ml tomato paste
5ml worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
20ml olive oil
1/2garlic clove, finely crushed
5ml lemon juice
8 large portabellini mushrooms
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 red pepper, sliced
2 handfuls salad greens

How to
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds, add the mushrooms, and saute until just tender. Set aside to cool slightly.

Mix the mince, mushrooms, red onion, bread crumbs and egg. Then add the tomato paste and worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

Form the mince into 4 patties and allow to rest in the refrigerator until firm.

Mix the olive oil, garlic and lemon juice together. Brush the large mushrooms with olive oil mixture and place them onto a hot braai grill, add the patties and braai on both sides until cooked through.

Heat a pan and the braai grid and add a drizzle of olive oil, Fry the red onion and red pepper until just tender.

To serve; Use the large mushrooms as the bread for the burger, Place the patty onto the burger, top with the red onion, red pepper and salad greens.

Recipe provided courtesy of SAMFA – the South African Mushroom Farmer’s Association. Established in 1984, SAMFA aims to promote the South African mushroom industry and increase the consumption of fresh cultivated mushrooms.

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