Dr. Steven Gundry, author of the book Plant Paradox, brings us this fabulous veggie burger that “bleeds!” We are a big fan of his book, and his recipes. Use a large beet about the size of a baseball. And, you can use any kind of mushroom, but portabella or cremini have the meatiest textures.
To make your veggie burger “protein style,” wrap it in a giant lettuce leaf. The leafy green wrap stands in for the bun!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups walnuts, halves and pieces
- 2 cups chopped mushrooms
- 1 cup chopped red beet
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion, or 2 tablespoons dried minced onions
- 1 teaspoon paprika, preferably Hungarian
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- Sea salt, preferably iodized
- Cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil or sage
- 2 tablespoons cassava or tapioca flour
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil for frying, plus additional to shape the patties
- 8 romaine leaves or butter lettuce leaves
- Avocado mayonnaise (optional)
- 1 Hass avocado, peeled, pit removed, and sliced
- Put the walnuts, mushrooms, beet, garlic, 1/2 cup onions, paprika, dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a food processor fitted with an S-blade. Pulse and blend until blended, but still chunky.
- Transfer this mixture to a mixing bowl, and stir in the basil, the remaining 1/4 cup onion, and the cassava or tapioca flour.
- Then, grease your hands with olive oil and knead the mixture to fully combine all of the ingredients.
- On a sheet of wax paper, form into four patties, each about 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick. Use a coffee mug or lowball glass to shape the patties, if you wish.
- Finally, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in 3 tablespoons of olive or avocado oil. Add the patties, and cook 4 to 5 minutes per side, until nicely browned.
- To serve, place each patty on a lettuce leaf. Add a dollop of avocado mayo, if desired, and salt and pepper to taste. You can also top with slices of avocado, and cover with a second lettuce leaf. Voila!
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