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Money's Mushroom GardenBurgers - can't find them anywhere

 
 
Mame
 
Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2011 11:47 am
All our supermarkets used to carry them and I'd buy them by the boxload, but since moving to AB, I can't find a single one. Nobody carries them anymore. I was craving one, so I made my own... brown rice cooked in chicken broth and lemon juice, mixed with sauteed onion, garlic and mushrooms - throw in an egg, a handful of breadcrumbs and some seasonings and voila - great burgers. Still wish I could buy the real deal, though.

On another positive note, I found the most delicious fish and chips (I just get one piece of fish) a mere stone's throw from my house. I've been craving a decent piece of fish for months... so yay. Might have a mushroom burger for lunch and a piece of fish for dinner.

I'm also in the mood for some latkes - yum!

What have you been missing /craving or just found?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2011 11:56 am
@Mame,
I miss what I'd call real fish, says the formerly spoiled one. Fresh wild northwest coast salmon, (fresh) halibut - over bed of sauteed onions, with black beans and rice, ala cubano, fresh marinated anchovies (the opposite of canned or bottled) from Santa Monica Seafoods, fresh grilled swordfish (haven't had any in years), fresh caught dungeness crab via ca's Trinidad Pier... fresh sushi and sashimi from Tomo's.
well, I could go on and on, and probably will.

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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2011 12:26 pm
@Mame,
Could you give us the actual recipe for those mushroom burgers?
Sound good, really good.

It sounds like something you can adjust to your own taste, but just to give some idea as to the proportions.
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2011 12:30 pm
@Mame,
It says somewhere that

Money's Gardenburger is a savoury blend of mushrooms, brown rice, bulgur wheat, oats and cheese
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2011 12:35 pm
@chai2,
WOW.

I read further, and they gave the recipe for a homemade version, replacing the bulger and oats with lentils....this sounds yummy...

The Homemade Better Burger

If you have the time, try to make a homemade version, as it will be even healthier. This veggie burger is made with lentils and rice, and provides 12 grams of protein. It is an excellent source of iron, magnesium, folate, riboflavin and thiamin. It is also a good source of fibre, zinc and niacin and, more importantly, it is low in sodium. It's adapted from Cooking Vegetarian by registered dietitian Vesanto Melina (Chronimed Publishing, 1998).

Mushroom Veggie Burger

2 cups (500 mL) water

1/2 cup (125 mL) short-grain brown rice

1/2 cup (125 mL) dried lentils

2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil

1/2 onion, finely diced

1/2 tsp (2 mL) fresh garlic, chopped

14 white mushrooms, sliced

1/4 cup (50 mL) breadcrumbs

3 tbsp (50 mL) parsley, chopped

2 tbsp (25 mL) asiago cheese, grated

1/4 tsp (1 mL) each dried thyme, basil and paprika

Dash of salt

Pinch of black pepper

1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil

Cook water, rice and lentils in covered pot, on low heat, for 50 minutes. Remove from heat, transfer to bowl and mash with spoon until rice and lentils bind together.

Saute onion, garlic, and mushrooms in olive oil for 5 minutes. Transfer into rice mixture. Stir in breadcrumbs, parsley, cheese, thyme, basil, paprika, salt and pepper. Form into five 4-inch patties. Heat olive oil in skillet and cook patties for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Makes 5 patties.

Mame
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2011 12:41 pm
Chai, that's a healthier version of mine with the lentils, but I prefer the brown rice. They said to do the bulgur wheat but I didn't have any, so I added two eggs. Another recipe also said to add cooked oats, which I might do next time. They are delicious with the chicken broth and lemon juice!! Parsley I think is a waste of time, but I added a bit of dill and pepper.

They are delish.

And I doubled the recipe (2 cups of cooked rice, 1 onion, 1/2 c. or more of breadcrumbs) and froze them.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2011 02:00 pm
@Mame,
bulger reminds me of my ex husband.

don't ask.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2011 02:01 pm
@Mame,
oh yeah, if I like them, I'll make up a bunch and freeze 'em.
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2011 03:55 pm
@chai2,
This seems to be the manufacturer but their website isn't so good.
http://www.calbur.com/moneys.htm
Perhaps you can write to them, and ask?
Mame
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2011 04:32 pm
@jespah,
I was thinking of doing that - thanks for the help, Jespah Smile

No mention of their burgers which still exist in restaurants so I've left them a message. Thanks again!!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2011 05:47 pm
@Mame,
I used bulgar for my last tabouleh. Ruined it, not for the bulgar, but because I added too many damned onions. I had made a mass of it, so there I was. Froze it in packages. I've since had bulgar tabouleh meatloaf several times, very good if I do say so myself (parsley lover here).

Re the lentils, I like lentils, but in this situation I probably will play with both lentils and bulgar and see what I like. I see the point of the mix re switching to lentils, bulgar and oats = more carb.
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2011 10:53 pm
@chai2,
That recipe sounds very good, chai!
I'd probably add a bit more garlic, but that's just me. (love it.)
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2011 07:10 am
@msolga,
heh, I didn't even notice that.
I use recipes as a jumping off place, not a landing Very Happy

I'm sure I'll put in more onions & garlic, leave out any spices I don't have on hand, etc.

mostly what I got out of that was "equal amounts uncooked rice and uncooked lentils"

Thanks for the reminder, I think I'll make this tonight.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2011 07:36 am
@chai2,
Let us know how it turns out, chai.

(I'd add extra onion too, come to think of it ...... plus the spices.)
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2011 07:51 am
@msolga,
Whenever I cook using mince, (chilli, spag bol, cottage pie), I always add bulghur. It's healthier and cheaper.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2011 07:55 am
@izzythepush,
In the case of "vegie burgers" I've often substituted (not too) mashed chick peas or black eyed peas/beans for the lentils. Gives them a bit more texture & helps them keep their shape. I like the taste, too.
Rolled oats can be pretty good, too.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2011 08:06 am
@msolga,
I like meat too much to ever consider giving it up, I just cut down.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2011 08:08 am
@izzythepush,
I was a vegetarian for around 20 years, izzy.
Still cook some of the old tried & true recipes from time to time.
But I can make a mean minced steak rissole, too! Smile
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2011 08:17 am
@msolga,
I do like falafal.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2011 08:22 am
@izzythepush,
Smile
Oh so do I!
And curries, & tofu creations + stir fries, & baked (& other) pastas, pesto sauce, baked potatoes & vegetable soups .... so many good things!
 

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