We picked up some ground beef from Primal Pastures, a local source for quality flesh.
My wife picked out two recipes ,a basic beef burger and a mushroom, brown rice, and chickpea burger.
Because we couldn't eat that much burger in one sitting, we split the cooking up into two days.
Day one was prep and beef burgers, on the second day we cooked up the veggie patties.
Some how the footage from the veggie patties got corrupted and i could not recover them. major bummer.
So for the final filming i got one of my favorite veggie burgers from Health's Kitchen in Riverside, ca. it was cold when i got home to film but it still tasted amazing.
Overall the burgers were amazing, and i would eat any of them again.
We definitely noticed a difference with primal pastures ground beef. The burger was near perfection.
The veggie recipe my wife chose had some strong flavors in it coming from the soy sauce, Sriracha, and dijon mustard . They were very well balanced, but it would make it not a "everybody's" burger. The beef recipe had less attention grabbing flavors so it would mix better with any burger topping choices you had.
Veggie Mushroom Burger Recipe
5 cups chopped Mushrooms
3 Tbsp Butter or Olive Oil
2 large Red Onions
3 cloves minced Garlic
1 Tbsp fresh Thyme
1 cup quick oats
1.5 cup COOKED Brown Rice
1/2 cup Rice Flour
1 cup mashed Chickpeas
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground Pepper
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Chili paste or hot sauce
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1-2 tbsp Honey
Sauce the Mushrooms in butter or oil until the mushrooms are well browned and then remove from the pan and set aside.
Sauce the onions and garlic together until fully softened.
Add everything but the Mushrooms to a food processor or blender.
Pulse together until well blended but not perfectly smooth.
You can pulse in the mushrooms but we mixed them in by hand.
Chill the mixture for a few hours or over night for the flavors to marinate.
Form the mixture into 6 balls and roll them in rice flour.
Cook in a lightly oiled pan over medium heat until well browned on each side.
serve on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, and dijon mustard.
Amy Ground Beef Burger Recipe
1 lb Ground beef
1 schnipp of Bread Crumbs
dash of Worcester sauce
dash of Cajon Seasoning
dash of salt
dash of pepper
dash of garlic powder
Mix with your hands.
Toss in a lightly oiled pan or bbq grill.
cook to your liking.
serve with a toasted bun and stuff
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