Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes until they begin to brown. Stir in garlic, thyme and salt and continue cooking until all moisture has evaporated and mushrooms are nicely browned and thoroughly cooked, approximately 3-5 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and remove from heat.
Place cooked mushrooms, freekeh and crumbs in the bowl of a food processor and process for about a minute until mixture comes together and can be formed into 4 patties.
Heat remaining oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook patties on each side for 3-5 minutes until golden on the outside and heated through.
Number of servings (yield): 4