A few sneaky ingredients in this recipe make sure to keep all of the flavor and texture of a real burger while still upholding vegan standards.
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Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and melt 1 tablespoon of the non-hydrogenated margarine. Add the onions, garlic, and mushrooms and sauté for until the onions and mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.
Place the mixture into a food processor and pulse chop till ground, then place into a large mixing bowl. Add the herbs, seasonings, cooked barley, yogurt, blue cheese, and ground sunflower seeds and mixed together with hands or wooden spoon.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Form the dough into 6-7 burger-sized patties.
Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and melt the remaining tablespoon of non-hydrogenated margarine. Place the patties gently into skillet and allow to brown for 3-4 minutes before gently flipping burger over on other the side to brown for 3-4 minutes. Add more margarine if needed.
Transfer the browned burgers to the parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. The flip burgers and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to set for 3 minutes before serving.