Need an appetizer, slider for game night? Want it to have loads of flavor, stick together so that the guys will say man! these are good! Here you go, walnut mushroom sliders with vegan cream cheese, they stick together and have loads of flavor.
These are perfect little sliders or use a tiny scoop to make veggie “meat” balls and serve them with spaghetti. Make them bigger and you have a burger.
Are they good? Oh, yes, and don’t just take my word for it, you can make them in 20 minutes and be eating them!
How do you make vegan veggie sliders or burgers stick together?
- Make sure raw ingredients such as mushrooms or any other raw ingredients such as onions, carrots are sauteed.
- Use flax egg to ensure they stick together
- Part dry ingredients such as oats, nuts, panko crumbs so that there is a combo of moist and dry ingredients.
All right, you have my attention! Let’s make them.
Use crimini mushrooms, these have a meaty texture as they are just tiny portobello mushrooms. Add a bit of onion, sauté both to make sure the ingredients stick together. Put them along with walnuts and seasonings in food processor, pulse a few times, add in vegan cream cheese,
flax egg, mix in crushed saltine crackers or panko bread crumbs. You can pat a bit more of bread crumbs or cracker crumbs if needed on the outside of Walnut Mushroom sliders before you cook them.
I used whole wheat dinner rolls for my slider buns. A bit of vegan mayo, finely chopped lettuce and thinly sliced small tomatoes and Yum!
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Walnut Mushroom Sliders
Easy vegan sliders with walnuts, mushrooms and vegan cream cheese that will have you cheering for more!
- 2.5 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced or chopped (1/3 cup sliced)
- 1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons avocado or olive oil, in divided amounts
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/3 cup chopped raw walnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon each: poultry seasoning, turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds, ground + 2 tablespoons water (flax egg)
- 1/3 cup vegan cream cheese (I like Daiya brand)
- 2 pinches kosher salt
- 1/3 cup Saltine crackers, crushed - divided or Panko bread crumbs
Heat 1 tablespoons of oil in cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, and onion, stir frequently. Once mushrooms have shrunken about two minutes, add the chopped garlic, stir a couple of times and turn off heat.
Put mushroom mixture in food processor, add walnuts, parsley, poultry seasoning, turmeric powder. Pulse a few times until coarsely ground. Add flax egg, vegan cream cheese and pinch of salt. Pulse a couple of times to blend well. Add 2 tablespoons of crushed crackers or Panko bread crumbs, mix well.
Put other 3 tablespoons of crushed crackers on a small plate. Scoop out 1/4 cup (or smaller) mushroom mixture, set on cracker crumbs, turn and press gently other side of mushroom mixture. Repeat for each slider. Put 1-1/2 tablespoons of oil in clean 10-inch cast iron skillet, heat over medium heat. Add sliders to skillet, turn over once brown (2 min approx) to cook other side.
Serve on small dinner rolls with vegan mayo, shredded lettuce and thin small rounds of tomatoes. Enjoy!
These sliders are also great scooped out into small meat ball size (use rounded teaspoon) rolled in crumbs and sautéed in medium skillet. Then serve with spaghetti.
Products used in this recipe:
Cast iron skillet- I used my 10-inch cast iron skillet. You can now get pre-seasoned cast iron skillets so they are super easy to take care of. They heat up quick and even so you don't have to cook as long.
Daiya vegan cream cheese, its great flavor and your friends won't know the difference between dairy cream cheese and this.
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