Yes, these burgers are earthy, but I do believe they will appeal to more than just us Grateful Dead lovers. In fact, they are very, very flavorful. All you need is a portabella mushroom, some sprouted peas/beans, and you're halfway there.
Portabella Sprout Burgers:
*1 large portabella mushroom, chopped fine
*1 1/2 cups sprouted mix, such as adzuki, lentils and peas, (you can make your own or buy them in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores)
*1/2 sweet onion, chopped
*3 cloves garlic, minced
*2 celery stalks, chopped
*2 tsp. cumin
*1 tsp soy sauce
*sea salt and pepper
*1/3 cup organic cornmeal, finely ground
*olive oil for sauteing
In a heavy skillet saute onion and celery over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped mushroom. Saute until just tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and 1 tsp. cumin. In a food processor or blender, blend 1 cup sprout mix with 1/2 of the sauteed mixture. Place in a large bowl with remaining ingredients. Blend together adding a drizzle of olive oil. Reheat skillet over medium heat and coat with olive oil. Packing mixture together as you go, shape into patties. Place in pan and gently flatten with the back of a spatula, you may need to encourage them to keep their shape at first until they start to brown up. Allow each side to crisp and
brown, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with mustard and all the fixings.