Mushroom Freekeh Burgers


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. minced thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked freekeh
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs


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

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