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Miso Mushroom Burger

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This blended mushroom burger is packed with savory miso flavor! It uses a blend of finely chopped mushrooms with flavorings like miso, black garlic, and sesame oil with a plant-based burger meat. This burger is then loaded with caramelized onions and plant based cheddar.
This burger is ultra-savory, smokey, with a hint of sweetness.

Mushroom Blended Burger Patty

What makes this burger special is the miso mushroom flavoring that is mixed right into the burger patty. This gives you an incredibly flavorful burger- built from the base.

The Mushrooms

Using a combination of mushrooms that are finely minced into the burger patty itself adds a deep umami flavor that adds extra health benefits. A blend of shiitake, oyster, and maitake will give you the richest flavor for these mushroom burgers!

That being said, you can do a blend of whichever mushrooms are accessible. Other great mushroom options are enoki, portabella, cremini, lions mane, wild hedgehog, or even wine caps!

If you only wanted to do one kind of mushroom for this burger, consider sticking with shitake, oyster, or maitake since they have the meatiest and richest flavors of all the mushrooms.

The Flavors

After you add the minced mushrooms to your burger meat, you’ll add flavoring elements like miso, black garlic, and toasted sesame oil.

Miso: Use a light shiro miso, also called sweet miso. It has a milder sweet flavor that is perfection with caramelized onions. Chickpea miso is a great option as well with it’s sweet and mild flavor. It’s also a soy free option for those with allergies. 

Black Garlic: Black garlic adds a deep savory sweetness to the burger. Black garlic tastes like garlicy burnt caramel or molasses. It is phenomenal in this burger!
However, if you do not have access to black garlic, garlic confit is another tasty alternative. Garlic confit will lack that deep molasses like flavor, but it is adds a wonderful garlicy sweetness to the burger.
Otherwise 1 tsp of roasted garlic powder can do the trick as well. If using garlic powder do not over do it or it will overpower the miso flavor. 

a burger with a slice of cheese, caramelized onions, and greens under a soft bun

Maple Miso Mayo

The maple miso mayo is a savory and sweet spread that is grilled onto the burger buns for the ultimate smokey caramelized flavors.

You can use whatever mayo you prefer. Try using this Sunflower Mayo Recipe if you are looking for a healthier option. Otherwise feel free to use your favorite brand of mayo from the grocery store! I personally like Follow Your Heart’s brand of vegan mayo.


For the spread you will need Grade B Dark Maple Syrup. It is darker in color and has a stronger maple flavor compared to its lighter Grade A counterpart. If you can, try using Burban Aged Grade B Maple Syrup so it also has a slight bourbon flavor. The flavor of dark maple with bourbon is spectacular with savory miso.

The maple miso mayo is best with a light shiro miso like in the burger patty. A chickpea miso also works great here! The sweetness of light miso is brought out by the maple and creates a fantastic combination.

To add a slight spice to this savory spread add a tsp of chili oil to the mayo. Try to only add in the oil if you are using the oil from chili crisp. You want a smooth texture in this spread. Sriracha works well in place of chili oil if you don’t have any!

A burger patty sizzling on a grill

Looking for More Sandwich Inspiration?

Try out this Shiitake Bao Burger! This blended shiitake burger is served inside homemade bao buns with pickled veg!

The Fried Chicken of The Woods Sandwich is the crispy solution to a plant-based chicken sandwich! It is made with the wild chicken of the woods mushroom, then is breaded and fried. From there it is topped with ranch, pickles, and coleslaw.

The Vegan Lobster Roll is made with wild lobster of the woods in a creamy sauce in a classic bread roll. This New England inspired sandwich is a healthy take on the classic lobster roll sandwich.

a burger with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, greens, in a bun

Miso Mushroom Burger

This blended mushroom burger is packed with savory miso flavor. Using a blend of finely chopped mushrooms with flavorings like miso, black garlic, and sesame oil with a plant-based burger meat- that is then topped with caramelized onions and plant-based cheddar. This burger is ultra-savory, smokey, with a hint of sweetness.
Print Recipe
CourseMain, Main Course, Vegan Recipes
CuisineAmerican
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Servings4
Calories656kcal

Ingredients

Miso Mushroom Patties

Maple Miso Mayo

Burger Assembly

Instructions

  • Finely chop all the mushrooms and garlic
  • In a large bowl combine the chopped mushrooms with the garlic, Egg Replacer, Vegan Beef, Miso, and Sesame Oil
    Mix well together and form into four large patties
    Set aside
  • Thinly slice your onions and evenly toss in oil
  • In a small bowl add the mayo, miso, maple syrup, and chili oil together. Mix to combine and set aside.

Grill Instructions

  • On a cast iron skillet on the grill on medium high heat add the onions. Cook the onions until caramelized and dark golden brown, stirring frequently.
    This will take about 10-15 minutes
    Set aside once cooked
  • Grill your burgers patties for 5-7 minutes and add a slice of plant-based cheddar cheese over top after the first flip.
    Cook for another 4-5 minutes and set aside
  • Spread the maple miso mayo over the burger buns and grill for 2-3 minutes. This will caramelize the spread onto the buns.

Assembly

  • Place burger patty over the grill bun, top with caramelized onions, some greens, and more sauce

Notes

Miso:
Use a light shiro miso, also called sweet miso. It has a milder sweet flavor that is perfection with caramelized onions. Chickpea miso is a great option as well with it’s sweet and mild flavor. It’s also a soy free option for those with allergies. 
Mushroom Blend:
Doing a blend of mushrooms helps boost the umami flavor and gives you the largest variety of health benefits from the mushrooms. 
Try out your own mushroom blends with oyster mushroom, enoki, portabella, hedgehog, or shitake. While this recipe does work with only one type of mushroom the overall flavor will be much better if you do a mixture. If you only want to do a single type of mushroom for this recipe try to do oyster, maitake, or shitake. 
Garlic:
Don’t have access to black garlic? Try adding garlic confit in it’s place! Otherwise 1 tsp of roasted garlic powder can do the trick as well. If using garlic powder do not over do it or it will overpower the miso flavor. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1578mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 282mg | Iron: 5mg

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By on July 4th, 2022

About wildveganflower

I'm a long term vegan since 2007 who loves to cook and forage!
In my free time I nerd out over vegan cooking books and watching cooking competitions- if I'm not in the kitchen recipe testing. On my weekends I'm out foraging and hiking with my two dogs. I'm work as a photographer and starting food blogging in 2020!

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