Pulled mushroom burger.

Yummy burgers for a  meat free Monday, sautéed pulled oyster mushrooms, served on a bun with a lettuce slaw.  A burger for barbecue lovers that you can make on the stove and enjoy all year round.

A wonderful take on comfort food.  This take on a pulled classic burger, with shredded, meaty mushrooms are coated in barbecue sauce, and sandwiched in a soft bun, topped with a slaw. This pulled mushroom burger is a sweet and tangy mess, you can’t believe it is meat free.

Bbq pulled mushroom burgers

Makes about 4 burgers , depending on bun size

1 onion, chopped
1 kg oyster mushrooms
1 tsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
BBQ sauce
4 Burger buns

Lettuce slaw

2 baby romaine lettuce
2 apples
1 english cucumber
2-3 dl sour cream
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Pulled oyster mushrooms

To make the bbq mushrooms, saute onion over medium heat with vegetable oil for 2 minutes.

Add the mushrooms and saute until limp. Then add in spices and stir to combine, cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Pulled oyster mushrooms with bbq sauce

Then add bbq sauce and stir, heat over medium low heat for another 2-3 minutes untill the bqq sauce and mushrooms are heated through.. The bbq sauce should be nicely coating the mushrooms, sticky without runny sauce, and still moist and sauced.

To make the lettuce slaw, thinly cut the romaine lettuce, shred the apples and cucumber. Mix this with the sour cream, garlic powder and mustard, salt and pepper to taste.

Assemble the burgers with a good layer of pulled bbq mushrooms and then lettuce slaw on top.

In the picture below, I made them without bbq sauce and only seasoned it with salt and pepper, this way you can really taste the mushrooms.

Give this a try and enjoy a meat freemeal.

Pulled oyster mushroom burger

Vegetarian taco

As a student I found myself out of funds quite often and Taco Bell helped fill my tummy while I was waiting for my account to fill up again. If I remember correctly the cheapest on the menu was the refried bean burito til $ 0.59 elle 0.69. This was a simple meal consisting of a tortilla, refried beans and salsa.
Sometimes I get nostalgic and I get a hankering for something from my student days tortillas, refried beans and salsa, these days I add a little extra but not much.
I called these vegetarian, but i think these are vegan, since no animal products were used in the making of them.
 
For these simple tacos you will need
Tortillas
Refried beans, for recipe look HERE 
Pico de gallo, for recipe look HERE
Guacamole, for recipe look HERE
Sliced red onions
Corn
Sour cream
Simple and clean flavors
If you want you can probably buy everything ready made to make it easier and less time consuming, but if you make it you know what is in  it and fresh tasting.
There is no right or wrong to what you put in tortillas, eat them with what you want and enjoy.

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo also known as salsa fresco and is a typical Mexican side dish great together with most Tex Mex dishes.
I was not so excited about this salsa when I first tried it, it was not so common to use fresh coriander in cooking in Norway during the late 1980’s. But now I love the fresh clean taste of this vegetable mix.
For a small bowl you will need
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3 medium sweet tomatoes
1/2 onion
Fresh coriander/cilantro
1/2 lime, juice
1/2 tsp finely chopped/minced garlic
1/2-1 tsp salt
1-2 jalapeno
Cut the tomatoes in half, remove the pulp and seeds and finely chop them.
Finely chop the remaining ingredients and mix together in a bow and let it sit for a bit.
Serve this with tortilla chips or together with Tex Mex dishes.