Chocho Mushroom Burgers

by Erica Lovelace

This Chocho Burger recipe is a surprising edition to your backyard BBQs. It's a great way to incorporate Mikuna Chocho Superfood Protein into a savory dish that the whole family can enjoy. They are vegan and can be made gluten-free. Serve it up with your favorite toppings and enjoy! 


3/4 cup of Mikuna Superfood Protein in Pure Chocho

2 tbsp avocado oil

2 tbsp soy sauce 

1 small white or yellow onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

3 green onions, chopped  

1 tsp cumin 

1 tsp of paprika

1 tsp of cayenne pepper

½ tsp chili powder

1 cup diced mushrooms 

½ cup water 

1 cup cooked and drained black beans 

1 teaspoon fresh parsley, minced

Kosher salt (add to taste) 

Freshly ground black pepper (add to taste)

6 vegan or gluten-free buns (or both!) 

Garnish with red onions, tomato, avocado,  romaine lettuce or spinach

[Yields six  ½ in thick patties]


Instructions for preparing the patties:
Add 1 tablespoon of avocado oil to a skillet over medium heat. Sauté diced onion and minced garlic until the onion is soft.

Add green onions, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tbsp of soy sauce, and mushrooms to skillet. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the mushrooms are browned. Set mushroom and onion mixture aside.

Mash the cooked black beans and set aside. Mix water and Pure Chocho in a bowl, and then add mashed beans. Mix until fully combined. 

Add mushroom and onion mix to the bean and Chocho mix with 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp of paprika, 1 tsp of cayenne pepper, ½ tsp chili powder, salt, ground pepper, and fresh parsley. Mix well until fully combined and ingredients are evenly distributed throughout mixture. 

Shape into patties about 1/2 inch thick and wrap in parchment. Place in freezer or fridge for 20-30 minutes or until patties are firm.

Instructions for cooking the patties:

On medium heat in a skillet or on a grill, use the remaining tablespoon of avocado oil and cook each patty for 5-10 minutes on each side (or until brown with a crusty outside).

Place patty on a vegan or gluten-free (or both!) bun and garnish with red onions, tomato, avocado, romaine lettuce or spinach.


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