Light up your grills. As Grill Season is officially here with the kick-off of this outrageous burger recipe. OMG, it is so darn good, that you will want more than one. In fact, Lenny declared this recipe for Mushroom Beef and Swiss Cheese Burgers to be the best yet. That is a pretty bold statement coming from a picky burger eater who is rather opinionated about what makes a great burger.
The secret to this outrageous burger is all about the mushrooms; both inside and out. Instead of using a binder such as bread, which tends to dry the meat out, we used chopped mushrooms. Not only do mushrooms make the burger extra flavorful, but also ultra moist as in dripping from your chin burger juices. Using mushrooms and The Blend Approach is a great way to reduce your meat consumption as well.
Be sure to watch the how to make a killer Mushroom Beef and Swiss Cheese Burgers video that we make for the Mushroom Channel, and scroll down for the recipe link so you can get your Blend Approach on! Trust me, you are going to love this one.
Mushroom Beef and Swiss Burgers
1 pound ground beef
1 pound cremini mushrooms, stemmed and cleaned
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup swiss cheese, shredded
1/2 cup yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 hamburger buns
extra swiss cheese
** can also add tomatoes and pickles if you like
Finely chop 1/2 pound of the mushrooms using a food processor.
Add the mushrooms to the beef along with the salt and pepper. Using your hands’ mix well.
Equally, divide the meat into 4 balls.
Make an indention in each ball, stuff with the shredded cheese and form into a patty. Set aside on a plate.
Thinly slice the remaining mushrooms.
Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, add the onions and cook until soft. About 3 minutes.
Add the mushrooms, stir and cook over medium-low heat until golden and lightly caramelized. About 5 – 8 minutes.
Heat your indoor or outdoor grill, and lightly coat with a little olive oil to prevent the burgers from sticking.
Place the burgers on the grill. Cook for 4 – 6 minutes each side for medium rare. If you use a meat thermometer the temperature should be between 145 – 150.
If you want more cheese on your burger, add to the top after flipping the burgers.
Prepare your buns with the condiments, top with a burger and the extra mushroom mixture.