This past summer I discovered the best restaurant within a 100 mile radius of home! We were killing time in Milwaukee, and needed some place to eat dinner. After researching a gazillion healthy food options, we decided to give Cafe Manna in nearby Brookfield a try. The food was mind blowing! We ordered beverages, appetizers, entrees and desserts, without a single disappointment! We were in food ecstasy! Since our original visit in July, we have been back six times. I’m hooked on their “Tu-no Melt”, but my hubby is enamored with their Black Bean and Mushroom Burger. And this, my friends, is my take on their creation. The hubby promptly downed 2 burgers this evening, and declared them BETTER than the ones at the restaurant. Score one for me!
Black Bean Quinoa Mushroom Burgers
1 can black beans
1 T. ground flax seed
1/4 cup cooked quinoa (I used red quinoa)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 T. worcestershire sauce
1/2 T. cumin
1 t. salt
Rinse the beans. Then smash with a fork, leaving some beans whole. Chop mushrooms and stir into the beans. Add flax seed, cumin, and salt. Stir. Then add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Form into 4 patties. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, flipping 20 minutes into baking time.
Serve with tomato, kale, and avocado on sprouted wheat bun. Add veganaise and dijon mustard for an extra taste explosion.