Blend Beef and Mushroom Burger
In a world where culinary innovation is constantly pushing the boundaries of what we know as traditional dishes, there's something undeniably comforting about a perfectly crafted burger.
Yet, as we become more environmentally conscious, there's a rising trend of blending meats with vegetables to create dishes that are both flavorsome and sustainable.
In honor of this fusion, we bring you the Blend Beef and Mushroom Burger with Texan Sauce—a delectable melding of hearty beef, earthy mushrooms, and a zesty sauce that'll transport your taste buds straight to the heart of Texas.
170g mushrooms, finely diced
- 500g beef mince
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 2 jalapeno chillies, seeds removed and finely chopped
- ½ red onion, finely chopped
- ¼ cup spring onion, chopped
- ½ cup coriander, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp dark sweet soy sauce
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 2 burger buns
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for brushing the BBQ)
- 8 slices Monterey jack cheese
- Iceberg lettuce, broken into pieces
- 3 tbsp mayo
- 3 tbsp American mustard
Preparation of Beef-Mushroom Blend:
Clean the mushrooms with a damp cloth or light rinse and pat them dry. Finely dice them, ensuring they're about the same size as the beef mince.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef mince and diced mushrooms. Season with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Blend well until evenly mixed.
Spicing the Blend:
To the same bowl, add ground cumin, smoked paprika, finely chopped jalapeno chillies, red onion, spring onion, coriander, and dark sweet soy sauce. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Shaping the Patties:
Divide the beef-mushroom mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a round, flat patty, ensuring they're of consistent thickness.
Grilling the Patties:
Preheat the BBQ to medium-high heat. Brush the grill grates with Extra Virgin Olive Oil to prevent sticking.
Place the patties on the grill. Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
In the last 3 minutes of grilling, top each patty with 2 slices of Monterey jack cheese, allowing the cheese to melt over the burgers.
Texan Sauce Preparation:
In a small bowl, combine 3 tbsp of mayo with 3 tbsp of American mustard. Mix until well blended. This will serve as your Texan sauce.
Assembling the Burger:
Split the burger buns in half and spread a generous amount of Texan sauce on both the bottom and top halves.
On the bottom half, place a piece of iceberg lettuce. Top with a cheese-covered patty. If desired, you can stack another piece of lettuce and second patty on top.
Cap off with the top half of the bun.
- Variations: While beef is used in this recipe, you can also try other types of mince like chicken or turkey. Each offers a unique taste and texture when combined with mushrooms.
- Bun Choices: While standard burger buns are recommended, feel free to experiment with whole grain, brioche, or gluten-free options to suit dietary preferences.
- Mushroom Type: We used common white or cremini mushrooms, but portobello or shiitake can be incorporated for a deeper, earthier flavor.
- Grilling Tips: Ensure your grill is properly preheated and cleaned. This ensures even cooking and prevents the patties from sticking. If cooking indoors, a grill pan or skillet works too.
- Cheese Alternatives: Monterey jack cheese provides a lovely melt, but you can switch it out for cheddar, gouda, or even blue cheese for a different flavor profile.
- Storage: If you have leftover patties, they can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Reheat on a skillet for best results, or enjoy them cold in a salad or wrap!
The Blend Beef and Mushroom Burger isn't just a testament to the versatility of classic dishes but also a nod to our evolving culinary landscape.
Marrying the richness of beef with the subtle flavors of mushrooms and accentuating it with a tangy Texan sauce showcases how tradition and innovation can coexist on a plate.
This recipe is proof that we can make choices that are both good for our palate and the planet. So the next time you're in the mood for a burger, remember that a delightful twist might just be a mushroom away. Happy cooking!
- per serving
- 3 grams
- 750 milligrams
- 22 grams
- 32 grams
- 90 milligrams
- 38 grams