Posts Tagged ‘Blended Burgers’

Mighty Mushroom Blended Burger

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

1/2 pound any variety mushroom
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 buns

Instructions

Finely dice mushrooms or gently pulse in food processor. In skillet, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium-high heat and add mushrooms, cooking 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Transfer cooled mushrooms to medium bowl. Add ground beef and salt, mixing until combined. Make four patties. Add remaining olive oil to pan and cook burger patties on medium-high heat until internal temperature reaches at least 160 F. Plate and add desired toppings to bun.

Recommended toppings include: pickled red peppers, crumbled blue cheese and watercress greens.

Mighty Mushroom Lettuce Wrapped Blended Burger

Servings: 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

½ pound mushrooms, cremini or white button
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound ground beef
½ teaspoon salt
4 slices cheddar cheese
1 tomato, thinly sliced
½ red onion, thinly sliced
1 head iceberg, green leaf or butter lettuce, rinsed then dried
Optional: chopped pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup

Instructions:

Finely dice mushrooms or gently pulse in food processor. In skillet over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add mushrooms and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Transfer cooled mushrooms to medium bowl. Add ground beef and salt, mixing until combined. Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal patties. In the same pan over medium-high heat, add remaining tablespoon of olive oil and cook burger patties until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, about 5 minutes per side. Place cheese slices on top of each patty and cook just until melted.

Remove patties from heat. To assemble, place tomato and onion slices on top of each patty. Top with condiments if desired. Use 2 or 3 lettuce leaves per patty and tightly wrap around each burger.

Italian Turkey Sausage Sliders

Score major points at your next gathering with these Italian Turkey Sausage Blended Sliders.
Makes 6 sliders

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
8 oz whole baby Portobello mushrooms, finely chopped
1lb bulk Italian turkey sausage
½ small onion, finely chopped
1 egg
¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
pinch of coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
2 bell peppers (any color) sliced thin
1 sweet onion, sliced thin
½ teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
6 Italian dinner rolls

Directions:

1. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add finely chopped mushrooms to skillet and cook for about 5-7 minutes, until completely cooked down. Set aside to cool.

2. Add Italian turkey sausage, chopped onion, egg, mozzarella cheese and cooled mushrooms to a large bowl. Season with coarse salt and fresh ground pepper. Using your hands, gently combine and form into 6 patties. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set before grilling.

3. While your burgers are in the refrigerator, prepare your pepper and onion topping. Heat remaining teaspoon olive oil over medium-high heat in large skillet. Add peppers and onion to skillet, season with salt, pepper and oregano. Let cook for 15 minutes, occasionally tossing will cooking.

4. Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Place burgers on lightly oiled grill (or you can brush a little oil on each patty to prevent sticking). Cook burgers for about 7 minutes on each side, until completely cooked through.

5. Serve on Italian dinner rolls with sautéed peppers and onions, ketchup and mustard.