Baby Bella Mushroom Burgers
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Recipe type: Burgers
Cuisine: BBQ
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Serves: 8
 
Looking for a way to lighten up your go to burger recipe? These baby bella mushroom burgers will knock your socks off.
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for the Burgers:
  • 2 Pints Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 Teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • For the fun toppings:
  • Our Red Wine Caramelized Shallots
  • 8 Hamburger Buns of choice (I used GF)
  • 8 Slices Baby Swiss Cheese
  • Dijon Mustard and Baby Spinach for topping
Instructions
  1. To get things started wash and drain the mushrooms; roughly chop the mushrooms. Add the mushrooms with the olive oil to a skillet over medium heat; cook until they just start to caramelize. I love to wait until my local grocer has mushrooms 10 for $10 and stock up.
  2. Remove the mushrooms from the heat and add ½ cup of red wine to deglaze the pan (if you don't want wine you can do the same thing with a bit of water). Allow the mushrooms to cool for a few moments.
  3. Once the mushrooms are cooled pop them into the food processor and add the garlic, Dijon mustard, rosemary, Worcestershire Sauce, smoked paprika and chili powder. Pause the mixture until combined and the mushrooms are almost like a paste.
  4. In a large bowl add the ground beef; then add the mushroom mixture. Using your hands mush, yes I said mush together the mixture to thoroughly combine the beef with the mushrooms. Once combined divide the mixture into 8 even portions (I used a ½ cup measuring cup). Shape each portion into a hamburger patty and place on a platter.
  5. Once all of your patties are made cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit in the fridge overnight. This allows all those delicious flavors to blend together. Please note that the mushroom burgers will be brown in color due to the mushrooms and the Worcestershire Sauce.
  6. When you are ready to cook fire up the grill or if you live in the arctic tundra in the great north and it's too early to roll out the BBQ a great cast iron skillet works wonders, or your ovens broiler. Heat over high heat cooking for about 3-4 min per side. Add a slice of swiss and allow it to melt onto the burger. Remove from the heat and allow the burgers to sit for a moment so the juices can redistribute.
  7. I love to eat these mushroom burgers with a bit of caramelized red wine shallots, a bit of Dijon mustard and some fresh baby spinach on a Gluten Free Bun.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 324 Fat: 20.3 Saturated fat: 8.5 Trans fat: 1.4 Carbohydrates: 2.1 Sugar: .8 Fiber: .4 Protein: 31.5 Cholesterol: 100.9
Recipe by Sassy Southern Yankee at https://sassysouthernyankee.com/2015/03/baby-bella-mushroom-burgers/