Mushroom & Quinoa Burger

Paired with Blacksmith Wines Limbo Red.
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Burgers, Culinary Collection, Red wine & Mushrooms
Cuisine burgers, South African
Servings 4


For the Patties

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 3 large large portobello mushrooms
  • 1 small shallot finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (from about ½ uncooked)
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ juice and zest of lemon

To serve

  • 4 burger buns of choice, toasted
  • lettuce
  • mayonnaise
  • cucumber ribbons
  • red onion slices
  • bean sprouts
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


For the burgers

  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Prick sweet potato all over with a fork; rub with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast directly on an oven rack until tender, 45-60 minutes. (Place a baking tray below to catch any drippings)
  • Allow to cool. Remove and discard skin; mash flesh with a fork. Set aside.

For the mushrooms

  • Roughly chop portobello mushrooms and blitz in a food processor until very finely chopped.
  • Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a frying pan over low. Cook shallot and chilli flakes, until shallot is tender.
  • Add mushrooms and cook until they release all their liquid. Transfer to a large bowl; mix in quinoa and season with salt and pepper. Let cool.
  • Add breadcrumbs, lemon zest, lemon juice, and mashed sweet potato and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning.

To serve

  • Divide mixture into 4 and form into patties, pressing firmly together with your hands. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a nonstick pan over medium and cook patties until golden brown and the edges are crisp.
  • Build burgers with all the fixings and serve straight away.
    *use vegan mayonnaise to keep this recipe 100% vegan.

Mushroom & Quinoa Burger Paired with Blacksmith Wines Limbo Red

  • This veggie burger and red blend are a match made in heaven. Both are juicy, crunchy
    and on the lighter, fresher side. This fruity wine has hints of strawberry, raspberry and red cherry. The bright tannins pair nicely with the little hint of spice from the chilli flakes and the touch of sweetness from the sweet potato in the burger. Both are utterly scrumptious and complimentary.
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