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Grilled Mushroom Burger with White-Bean Puree

Yields4 Servings

Grilled Mushroom Burger with White-Bean Puree

 2 large garlic cloves, minced
 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
 1 cup cooked or canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 freshly ground pepper
 8 large portobello mushroom caps, stems trimmed
 4 tsp balsamic vingear
 2 large red onions, peeled and cut into thin rings
 4 whole-grain hamburger buns
 2 oz smoked cheddar cheese, thinly sliced into 4 equal portions
 ½ small bunch arugula, rinsed well and dried
 olive oil cooking spray, for onions

Heat grill or grill pan over medium heat.


In a food processor or blender, combine 1/4 of garlic (about 1/2 teaspoon), 1 tablespoon thyme, beans and 1 teaspoon oil: process to form a smooth and spreadable paste. If mixture it too thick, add 1 teaspoon water. Season with pepper and pulse to combine. Set aside.


Combine remaining garlic, tablespoon thyme, and oil on a plate or baking pan. Gently toss musroom caps in the mixture. Season with pepper and drizzle with vinegar. Lightly coat onion slices with cooking spray; grill until lightly charred on both sides. Transfer onions to a clean plate; keep warm.


Grill mushrooms stem side up until browned and juices have begun to collect in centers, about 5 minutes. Flip mushrooms, and continue cooking until center is tender, about 4 minutes more.


Split hamburger buns in half and place cut side down on grill; cook until warm and toasted. Spread 1/4 cup puree on bottom half of each bun, top with two grilled musroom caps. Layer each with sliced cheese, grilled onions, and a small handful of arugula. Top each with matching roll halves, and serve.


To clean mushroom caps, wipe with a damp paper towel; do not rinse or soak them because they will remain soggy even after cooking.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g22%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 358mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 40g14%

Dietary Fiber 7g29%
Protein 14g29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.