Bourguignon Burgers with Mushroom “Bacon” and Carrot Chips

Recipe courtesy of Michelle Wiederhold, 1st prize winner of Swap It or Top It 2014


Serving Size: 4 – 4 ounce Burgers

Recipe Ingredients:

Burger Patties:
3/4 pound ground sirloin beef, lean
8 ounces white button mushrooms
2 shallots
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
bay leaf
tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves – crushed

Red wine caramelized onions:
2 large yellow onions – sliced thin
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup bold red wine (cabernet or merlot)

Mushroom “Bacon:”
8 ounces sliced Portobello mushrooms
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Carrot Chips:
4 large carrots – sliced thin
1 tablespoon olive oil

3/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
tablespoons fresh thyme
2 tablespoons fresh parsley

4 large lettuce leaves
4 whole grain/wheat buns – split

Recipe Directions:

  1. In a food processor, pulse button mushrooms, shallots and garlic until finely chopped. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, bay leaf and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Sauté for 4-5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. Mix mushrooms with ground sirloin. Form into 4 equal patties. Place in fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions. Sauté for 18-20 minutes until caramelized. Add red wine and cook for 4-5 minutes until red wine is reduced. Set aside.
  3. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cover 2 sheet trays with parchment paper.
  4. In a bowl, combine sliced Portobello mushrooms, 1 tablespoon olive oil, liquid smoke and maple syrup. Place on 1 sheet tray in an even layer. Cook for 15-18 minutes, turning mushrooms once. Remove from oven and set aside.
  5. Add carrots and 1 tablespoon olive oil in an even layer on second sheet tray. Cook for 12-14 minutes until crisp, not burned.
  6. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, thyme and parsley.
  7. Heat grill or grill pan over high heat. Cook burger patties for 3-4 minutes per side.
  8. Place buns on grill for 2-3 minutes until warmed through.
  9. To assemble: spread 1/4 mayo mixture between top and bottom bun. Add lettuce, then onions, burger patty, mushroom bacon, carrot chips and top bun. Repeat with 3 remaining burgers. Enjoy!


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