Spring Recipes: Portobello Veggie Burgers by Day Radley

Day Radley, Spring Recipes

Who says a burger has to be made of meat to be fulfilling and tasty? We certainly don’t and Day Radley’s recipe is proof that even mushrooms can delight in a burger.


1 can of black beans
1t stock powder
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 red onions, finely chopped
2T ground flax seed
1/2c cooked rice
1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
½ tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground
1/2 tablespoon coriander seeds, toasted and ground
Half a handful of each – flat parsley, coriander, mint
½T of yeast extract (or Marmite/Vegemite)
Salt to taste
4 portobello mushrooms
2T tamari
2T water
1t hot smoked paprika
2 large ripe tomatoes
Baby spinach


  • Set your oven to 200c.
  • Drain and rinse the beans very well, put them into a large bowl.
  • Add the stock powder, garlic, red onion, flax, rice, sesame seeds, spices, herbs, yeast extract and a little salt.
  • Using a hand blender or food processor blend until smooth.
  • You can make the patties one of two ways, mould them with your hands or roll out between 2 sheets of baking paper and cut out shapes with a glass.
  • Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes.
  • Remove the stems from the mushrooms carefully, so the caps don’t break.
  • Put the mushrooms in a large bowl with the tamari, water and paprika. Turn the mushrooms over and around so that they are covered with the sauce.
  • Bake the mushrooms in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Slice the tomatoes, put the spinach on your plate, assemble the burgers with the tomatoes and enjoy!

Day Radley will be appearing at VeggieWorld London. Visit www.veggieworld.uk for tickets.