This is adapted from a recipe that I found at Recipezaar.com. It got rave reviews from nearly everyone in the family. My husband thought that it was a Morningstar Farms product, only better. Since MSF burgers are now nearly $1 each, I am very happy to have found this recipe!
The bullion cubes without animal products can be found at natural food stores or even in the natural food sections at Kroger.
1/2 pound mushrooms, grated or run through a food chopper
1 medium onion, likewise chopped
1 not-quite-chicken or beef bullion cube (if you have it)
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 cups uncooked oatmeal
1-2 teaspoons garlic powder
1-2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 cup water
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
1 ) Mix all of the above thoroughly. Let sit while you stir up the topping.
1 cup light sour cream
1 can mushroom soup
1/4 cup water
2 ) Heat frying pan and spray with non-stick spray. Put a bit of oil in. Make mushroom mixture into small patties and fry until golden.
3 ) Put fried patties into a greased baking pan, preferably 9" x 11". Pour sauce over patties and bake at 375 for about 1/2 an hour, until the top is browning.
Serves 6 or so. If you'd like to make it a little more quickly, microwave the sauce while you fry the burgers. That will cut cooking time by about 10 minutes.
The burgers can also be fried and served on a bun, or covered with sauces of your choice. They're very versatile!
This is perfect with Potatoes Romanoff!