Pecan & Mushroom Burgers Recipe

Looking for an easy Pecan & Mushroom Burgers recipe? Learn how to make Pecan & Mushroom Burgers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sunflowerwazowski

Makes 8 servings



Filled with toasted pecans, vinegar-splashed mushrooms and bulgur, these burgers have an earthy, nutty character that pairs perfectly with the luxurious Blue Cheese Sauce. Recipe is from EatingWell.

Recipe Ingredients for Pecan & Mushroom Burgers

2/3 cup bulgur
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 cup boiling water
6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
8 ounces white or brown mushrooms, stems trimmed, wiped clean and chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped onion, (1 large)
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup pecan halves
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
1 Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 Watercress, for garnish

Recipe Directions for Pecan & Mushroom Burgers

  1. Place bulgur and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Pour the boiling water over, cover and set aside until the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Drain in a sieve, pressing out excess liquid.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onion and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, until the vegetables are softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Immediately transfer the mixture to a plate and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

  3. Toast pecans in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring, until fragrant, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.

  4. Combine the vegetable mixture and pecans in a food processor; pulse briefly until coarsely chopped. Add egg and the bulgur; pulse briefly, scraping down the sides if necessary, until the mixture is cohesive but roughly textured. Transfer to a bowl; stir in breadcrumbs and pepper. Mix well.

  5. With dampened hands, form the mixture into eight 1/2-inch-thick patties, using about 1/2 cup for each.

  6. Using 2 teaspoons oil per batch, cook 4 patties at a time in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until evenly browned and heated through, about 4 minutes per side. Meanwhile, split and toast buns, if using, to serve the burgers on. Garnish the burgers with watercress and the cheese sauce, if desired.

Categories

Main Dish, American, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 121.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
194
Calories from Fat
107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.9g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Sodium
363mg
15%
Potassium
276mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
18.7g
6%
Dietary Fiber
4.0g
16%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
5.2g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  • High in selenium
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