Gluten Free Black Bean & Mushroom Patty on Rye

I would love to call this a burger, but can’t wrap my head around that word when this isn’t a “Hamburger.” And to call it anything other than a “patty” would otherwise be wrong, correct?? A meatless patty at that. Would you call it a veggie burger if it only has maybe two veggies (Onion & Mushrooms) in it? I don’t know… let’s just say I made Black Bean & Mushroom patties for a Meatless Friday and they turned out über delicious!

I have tried countless veggie ‘burgers’ and picked up a few tricks at making these patties and lets say the key to your patty would be if the mixture looks too wet, add more breadcrumbs and/or oats. It is a must if you want to form a patty that doesn’t fall apart when you are eating it. And if for some reason it looks to dry and crumbly add more moisture. You need to play it by ear and go from there.

This recipe will give you 6 rather nice sized patties for your meal. You can either enjoy them on a bun or as I did on toasted Gluten Free Rye Bread. Either way, you are sure to enjoy!


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One-pot Gluten Free Turkey Alfredo

I have not been feeling well the last week. I have head congestion that just won’t seem to go away. But no matter how I feel, I am still at it in the kitchen making dinner for everyone, EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT.

Last night I decided that I was going to use up the last of the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers and thought a pasta dinner would be the way to go.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE turkey leftovers… but after a week of eating Turkey for dinner — I am kinda done and would like something else regardless of how creative I can get.

Making a dinner that only requires one-pot makes for easy clean up! And not to mention a simple dinner prep.

One-Pot Turkey Alfredo


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Swiss Mushroom Burger topped with Onions and a dollop of Sour Cream

Swiss Mushroom Burger with grilled Onions and a dollop Sour Cream | Small Town Living in Nevada

So I have a love affair with sautéed onions and mushrooms. It is true. And my family just doesn’t enjoy my enthusiasm of either vegetable! Nevertheless, I find them perfect together on a swiss cheese burger and couldn’t be happier.

When I lived in Lake Tahoe I use to frequent a restaurant that had a Swiss Mushroom Burger on their menu that was topped with sour cream. It was called Alpine Burger and it was WONDERFUL. This is my rendition of their burger with the addition of grilled onions.

There is nothing difficult about making this burger.  To cook the burger patties, barbecue them up on the grill or fry them in a skillet. Then top them with Swiss cheese during the last few minutes so the cheese melts perfectly.  While the burgers are cooking, sauté sliced mushrooms and onions.

Place the burgers on a gluten free bun or serve open faced topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions, and then topped with a dollop of sour cream!

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