Mushroom Burgers with Chipotle Mayo

As a former vegetarian and always an animal lover, I still eat a lot of vegetarian food. Although I do eat meat burgers occasionally, I enjoy veggie versions, especially portabello mushroom burgers (they make a great one at Burgers and Brew if you live in the Sacramento or Chico areas). I also hate cooking meat so I’m always on the lookout for great veggie recipes that my meat loving partner will eat. When I randomly came across Lisa’s Mushroom Burgers at We Heart Food, I was really excited – a new version of mushroom burgers that looked more like ground meat than fungi! It’s healthier than hamburgers but still comes off as fairly meaty with the intense amount of chopped mushroom. Add in some oats, Parmesan and breadcrumbs, bind it with egg and season with some herbs and onion, and these burgers were given two thumbs up by my resident carnivore.

I topped the burgers with lettuce, avocado, wheat buns from a local bakery and homemade chipotle mayo. This mayo is seriously easy to make but delivers a huge dose of flavor to any sandwich or other dish. See below for the easiest recipe ever.


Chipotle Mayonnaise

  • 1 jar of your preferred mayonnaise (we used a 15 oz. jar of reduced fat mayo)
  • 1 small can of chipotles in abodo sauce (we used a 7 oz. jar and used all but one pepper)

Place mayonnaise in a bowl. Add chipotle peppers to taste. If you want a smooth sauce, puree in a blender or food processor.

12 Comments on Mushroom Burgers with Chipotle Mayo

  1. Heidi @ Food Doodles
    March 4, 2011 at 11:26 am (5 years ago)

    Yum, those burgers look great I’ll have to check out the recipe. And I’m making that mayo for sure! I bet it would be perfect of some sweet potato fries 😀
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  2. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    March 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm (5 years ago)

    I can’t believe these are meatless… they look mouthwatering, and I love the chipotle mayo you made, too! What a delicious burger. I’ll have to try this sometime.

  3. Sara
    March 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm (5 years ago)

    How come I can’t find the actual recipe for the mushroom burger? Am I completely missing it? This looks amazing and I want to try it. Thanks!

  4. Stephanie
    March 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm (5 years ago)

    Sara – the burger recipe is over at We Heart Food. There’s a link in the first part of the post.

  5. Wheels
    March 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m not a mushroom person but that mayo looks amazing! It sounds even better after you mentioned you could puree it to remove chunks. Nice work, Stephie!

  6. Ang
    March 5, 2011 at 9:13 am (5 years ago)

    I’m always looking for great veggie type burgers. I don’t eat beef, but I crave a good burger sometimes. These look very yummy!

  7. Kita
    March 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm (5 years ago)

    I have got to try this mayo. We have been trying different versions of chipotle but haven’t quite gotten it right quite yet. This looks simple and great.


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