Umami Bomb Burger


  • 1 oz. dried mushrooms (like porcini)
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 tablespoon of seasoning blend (or 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper)
  • 1 lb of ground beef (>90% lean)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of light colored oil (canola or grapeseed oil)
  • 6 burger buns
  • 1/2 cup mayo (light)
  • 1 tablespoon miso


  1. Place dried mushrooms in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. Place black beans in food processor and pulse a few times.
  3. Drain dried mushrooms well and add to food processor bowl with the bean mixture. Pulse a few more times until a paste forms, but a few black beans remain intact.
  4. Heat skillet over medium high heat with oil.
  5. Place mushroom/bean mixture in a separate bowl. Add seasoning blend, ground beef, and egg. Mix gently with hands until even distributed.
  6. Form into 6 patties and sear in skillet for 3-5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  7. Mix mayo and miso together in a bowl.
  8. Serve burgers on buns with miso mayo divided evenly.
  9. Enjoy!