Posts Tagged ‘Burger Project’

Wood’s Kitchen Blended Burger

A mouth-watering Worcestershire glazed double mushroom burger with charred vidalia onions served on a mushroom salted brioche bun.

Yield: 8 4 ounce burgers

Ingredients

Worcestershire Glaze:
1 c Worcestershire sauce
1⁄4 c light corn syrup
2 tbsp thyme leaves
Pinch cayenne pepper
Pinch white pepper

Charred Onions:
2 vidalia onions, sliced into -inch rings
2 tbsp grapeseed oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Burger Patties:
20 oz blend of ground chuck and short rib with a 65/35 meat-to-fat ratio
12 oz crimini mushrooms, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable oil
8 toasted heavy brioche buns

Directions

Worcestershire Glaze:
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, reduce Worcestershire sauce by half, about 12-15 minutes. Add corn syrup, thyme, cayenne, and white pepper. Let sauce reduce by a quarter or until thick and syrupy, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.

Charred Onions:
Separate onions into rings. In a large bowl, season onions with grapeseed oil and salt and pepper. Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat to smoking point. Add onion rings to skillet and allow to char, about 1 minute. Flip and continue to cook, about 1 minute. Remove onions from pan and place in an airtight container to steam using the residual heat.

Burger Patties:
In a large bowl, combine ground beef and chopped mushrooms. Form into eight 4-ounce balls and season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat to smoking point. Lightly oil the skillet and add burgers.

Working with 2 burgers at a time, sear for 2 minutes. Using a spatula, atten burger balls and and continue to sear for 30 seconds. Flip and continue to cook for 1 minute. Remove from pan and brush with Worcestershire glaze. Continue with remaining 6 patties.

Place each cooked burger patty on the bottom half of the toasted buns. Top patties with mound of charred onions and brush with Worcestershire glaze. Top with bun and serve.

Concha Burger

Ingredients for 6 Patties:

36 oz. ground beef sirloin
10 oz. pork chorizo
12 oz. Shiitake mushrooms
salt and peppercorn medley to taste
2 cloves minced garlic

Toppings per 6 Burgers:

6 slices tomato
12 slices homemade pickled cucumber (recipe below)
6 slices smoked gouda cheese
3 oz. Enokitake mushrooms for topping
6 oz. chipotle aoili
6 oz. strawberry fig jam (recipe below)
6 eggs fried in duck fat
12 slices applewood bacon.
Head of butter lettuce

Directions for Patty:

Combine the sirloin, pork chorizo, salt, peppercorn mix and garlic in a medium bowl. Finely mince the Shiitake mushrooms using a food processor or knife. Add the raw mushrooms to the meat mixture and mix until combined. Form the mixture into 6 patties and set on a baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Grill burgers on flat-top grill or cast iron skillet for 3-5 minutes per side. Top with gouda and cook until melted.

Pickling Dressing:

2 oranges, peeled and cut into quarters
2 limes, peeled and cut into quarters
2 cups white vinegar
1 cup rice vinegar
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. of salt
1 pinch ginger
1 red onion, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced

Directions for Pickled Onions and Cucumbers:

In a sauce pan, combine all ingredients over medium-high heat. Boil until sugar dissolves, then remove from heat. Add the red onions and cucumbers to the hot liquid. Once the onions are wilted, remove from the liquid. Leave cucumbers in the hot pickling liquid for one additional hour. Remove cucumbers from liquid and set aside.

Strawberry Fig Jam

1 pint fresh strawberries, stems removed
1 pint fresh figs
2 cups sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. vinegar

Directions for Jam:

Add strawberries, figs, sugar, lemon juice and vinegar to a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the mixture is thick. Let cool.

Concha Buns

Concha dough:
3 tsp. active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (105° F to 115° F)
1 egg
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 3/4 cup flour
3 tbsp. baking powder

Concha topping:
1/4 cup butter
1 vanilla bean
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar

Directions for Concha:

Preheat oven to 350°. Add yeast and water to large mixing bowl, and stir until dissolved. Add egg, salt, sugar, butter, flour and baking powder. Mix to combine. Transfer dough onto a lightly-floured surface, and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 2 ½ oz. balls and place on a baking sheet.

To make the topping, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until a silky sugar dough icing is formed. Divide the dough into six equal parts and pat into a circle. Place a circle of topping dough onto each Concha ball, shaping it down over the sides. Make five or six cuts across the topping to form a criss-cross pattern., then refrigerate for one hour. After the dough has risen, bake for 11 min at a 350°.

Burger Assembly:

Slice concha in half and spread one half with aioli and other half with jam. Place the blended burger on the bun, then top with tomato, lettuce, fried egg, bacon, pickled cucumber and Enokitake mushrooms. Enjoy!

The Mushroom Monster

Yield: 4 blended burgers

Ingredients:

2 cups ground beef
2 cups cooked mushroom gills about 12 large mushrooms scraped
8 slices of bacon baked till done 15 min 375′ flip at half
4 slices fontina cheese
4 large buns 1 toasted if preferred
4 slices of tomato
4 red onion slices
4 lettuce leaves
1 smear of mayo
1 dollop of ketchup to taste

Seasoning:

1 1/2 tbs dried thyme
1 teaspoon Worcester powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
This will season 3 batches of burgers

Directions:

Take the mushroom Gills only – save the bodies for another dish. Dice the gills and cook in a dry pan (non-stick skillet) at medium heat until all moisture is removed. The time depends on the freshness of the mushrooms. Should be 10- 15 minutes. They should be very dry.

Cool the mushrooms.

Combine with the meat.

Form 4 1/2 pound patties these will be large burgers. Match to your bun size – a bit bigger for shrinkage and about 1/2 inch thick. Season the patties generously with the spice blend.
Cook the burgers in a skillet at medium heat till they are done (170 degrees). Cook medium – add a bit of butter if needed.

Place the cheese on the burgers and give a minute to melt.

Arrange the burgers on the buns, add the back, lettuce tomato onion and ketchup and mayo if desired.

Top the bun and enjoy.

Cedar’s Cafe Blended Burger

In coming up with this burger, we imagined a classic burger with our own Middle Eastern twist & had fun doing it! Taking classic ketchup, mustard & mayo, reducing the processed sugar & fat making it a healthier option with twice the flavor. Feel free to change up the mushrooms to what you love the most, more is better in this case. You will not even taste them! Mushrooms add backbone to the patty itself & meatier.

Yield: 4 (about 8 ounce) burgers

Ingredients

Tahini Remoulade:
1 bunch chopped dill
1 c tahini paste
1⁄2 c grated cucumber
1⁄2 c low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1⁄2 c minced pickles
1⁄4 c chopped capers
1⁄4 c diced pepperoncini
1⁄2 lemon, juiced
4 to 5 minced garlic cloves

Pomegranate Ketchup:
14 oz canned whole tomatoes in juice
1⁄4 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1⁄4 c tomato paste
1⁄2 tsp paprika
1⁄4 tsp allspice
1⁄4 tsp cinnamon
1⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄4 c vinegar
2 tbsp plus 2 tsp light brown sugar
2 tbsp plus 2 tsp
pomegranate molasses

Banana Pepper Curried Mustard:
6 oz jarred yellow banana peppers, drained and chopped 1⁄4 yellow onion, chopped
1⁄4 bell pepper, chopped
1 tbsp grated ginger
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1⁄2 tsp agave nectar
1⁄2 c whole grain Dijon mustard 2 tbsp curry powder
Salt

Balsamic Onions:
1 medium yellow onion, very thinly sliced
1 c balsamic vinegar

Burger Patties:
2 to 3 tbsp butter
3 lb mixed portobella, shiitake, and crimini mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
1⁄4 c red wine
1 lb ground beef chuck
1 lb ground beef short rib
1⁄4 lb ground lamb fat
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp granulated onion
2 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp salt
8 oz red wine

To serve:
8 oz spinach
8 slices pepper bacon 8 oz goat cheese
1 sliced avocado
4 ciabatta buns
2 tbsp fig jam

Directions

Tahini Remoulade:
In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Adjust the seasonings to taste. Let chill for 12 hours.

Pomegranate Ketchup:
In blender, purée whole tomatoes. In a medium pot, heat
oil over low heat, sauté onion and garlic until golden, about 25 minutes. Add puréed tomatoes, tomato paste, paprika, allspice, cinnamon, and salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes, add vinegar and sugar. Cook uncovered on low heat until sauce thickens. Cool, season with salt and pepper, and add pomegranate molasses. Set aside.

Banana Pepper Curried Mustard:
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and purée until smooth. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if sauce is too thick. Adjust seasonings to taste. Set aside.

Balsamic Onions:
In a large sauté pan, cook sliced yellow onion and balsamic vinegar on low heat for 30-45 minutes until onions are caramelized and vinegar is syrupy.

Burger Patties:
In large pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add chopped mushrooms, a little bit at a time to avoid crowding the pan. Continue to sauté, about 15 minutes, add red wine and deglaze. Cook until wine has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. Using a food processor, purée cooled mushrooms until smooth.

In a large bowl, mix the ground chuck, ground short rib, and lamb fat until they come together (do not over mix). Add spices and cooled mushroom paste. Form into four 8-ounce patties.

To cook burger patties, heat a lightly greased, large cast-iron skillet over high heat until smoking point. Cook burgers on one side, about 4 minutes, or until well seared. Reduce heat to medium, flip and continue to cook for 4 minutes, or until thermometer registers 155°F. Add wine, and reduce until burgers have absorbed all of the liquid.

Toast the ciabatta buns and lightly glaze the bottom of each with 1⁄2 teaspoon of g jam. Top with pomegranate ketchup, banana pepper curried mustard, spinach, balsamic onions and bacon. Place cooked patty on top and add tahini rémoulade, goat cheese and avocado. Top with
bun serve.

Chef Dan Long’s Blended Burger

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Grill Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1 lb. 80% lean ground beef
½ lb. ground lamb
2 c. finely chopped Shiitake Mushrooms
2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbs. mushroom powder*
1 Yellow Onion, thinly sliced and caramelized**
Fresh sliced gruyere cheese
½ c. Fresh Arugula
¼ c. of Garlic + Thyme Aioli
Salt and cracked pepper, to taste
4 Brioche Buns (or hamburger buns of your choice)

Method:

1. In a bowl, combine ground beef, lamb, chopped shiitake mushrooms, mushroom powder, Worcestershire Sauce, salt and cracked pepper. Mix well and form into patties.
2. Cook on grill until prepared to your liking, adding cheese if desired.
3. Assemble on toasted brioche bun with Aioli, caramelized onions, arugula and other toppings as desired.
4. Enjoy!

Cremini-Lamb Burger

Cremini-Lamb Burger with Charred Scallions, Boursin, Pickles and Tomato on a Potato Roll by Hugh Acheson

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

8 ounces cremini mushrooms
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 shallots, peeled and minced
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 bunch scallions
1 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 pound ground lamb
1 ripe large tomato tomato
16 crinkle cut dill pickles
1 5-ounce container of Boursin cheese, divided into 4 equal parts
Martin’s potato buns

Directions:

Finely chop the mushrooms.

Add 3 tablespoons of the butter to a large sauté pan (12 inch or so) and place it over medium-high heat. When the butter bubbles and froths add the shallots and cook for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic, mushrooms and fresh thyme.

Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Season with ½ teaspoon of kosher salt. Remove the mushroom mixture from pan to a large bowl and place into the refrigerator to cool, spreading the mixture out with a spatula so it will cool more quickly.

Clean out the pan with a paper towel, place it over medium-high heat and add the olive oil to the pan. Add the scallions to the pan and char them for 4 minutes on each side. Remove the scallions, chop into ½ inch pieces, and add them to the mushrooms.

Place the ground lamb into a large bowl and season with the remaining kosher salt. Add the cooled mushroom and scallion mixture and mix well to thoroughly incorporate all components. Divide the mixture into 4 equally portioned balls and then form each into patties, about 5 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick. Store them in the refrigerator until ready to grill.

Spread the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter on each bun and toast in a pan over medium heat until each side is a nice buttery brown. Remove and cool while the burgers cook.

Get the grill hot and cook the burgers for 3 minutes per side. When they’re done, rest the burgers off the heat for 3 minutes.

Top each bun bottom with a burger, then the Boursin, then a seasoned slice of tomato, and finish with the pickles. Eat!

Classic Blended Burger

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

Ingredients

1/2 pound crimini or white button mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 buns

Directions

Finely dice mushrooms or gently pulse in food processor.

In skillet, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium-high heat and add mushrooms, sautéing 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 4 patties. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to pan and cook burger patties on medium-high heat until desired doneness. Plate and add desired toppings to bun.

Topping recommendations: fresh tomato, red onion, butter lettuce, cheddar cheese and your favorite spreads.

Ménage a Trois Burger

Mushroom Duxelle

Ingredients
2 cups shallot minced
2 cups garlic minced
1 cup serrano minced
10lbs button mushrooms minced
1⁄2 bottle white wine
Salt
Pepper
3 bunch parsley finely minced
1⁄2 cup oil

Directions
1. coat pan with oil
2. add shallot, garlic, and serrano to hot oil, sweat until shallots and serrano’s begin to tender
3. season with salt
4. deglaze with wine until au sec
5. add mushroom and stir frequently until mixture is au sec
6. taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper
7. take off of heat and lay out on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper
8. cool in walk in
9. once cooled toss in the parsley

Burger Patty

Ingredients
2.5oz mushroom duxelle
2.5oz ground beef
2.5oz Mexican chorizo
1.25oz blue cheese crumbles

Directions
1. mix duxelle, beef, chorizo and blue cheese crumbles in a bowl until all ingredients are well combined
2. form into a ball and flatten into a patty

Cilantro Lime Cayenne Aioli

Ingredients
I bunch Cilantro
2 Lime (juice)
1⁄4cup Cayenne
1qt Mayo
Salt

Directions
1. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl

Burger

Ingredients
1oz Cambozola
1⁄2oz Pasilla chile roasted, peeled, deseeded, julienned
1⁄4oz Serrano deseeded and julienned
1⁄2oz Red onion sliced
1⁄2oz button mushroom sliced
2oz Arugula
1⁄2tbsp Demi glaze
1⁄4oz Cilantro lime cayenne aioli
1 onion bun (5’’)
Melted butter
Salt

Burger Assembly
1. cook patty on flat top (patty will be too soft for the grill)
2. while patty cooks, in a pan sauté pasilla, serrano, mushrooms, and red onion
3. brush onion bun with butter and place on flat top to toast
4. season veggie mixture with salt and glaze with the demi glaze
5. once patty is medium add cambozola to the patty and allow cheese to melt (patty should be medium well by then)
6. on bottom bun spread cilantro lime cayenne aioli
7. top with patty
8. on top of patty place the veggie and demi glaze mixture (taste to adjust seasoning)
9. top with top bun
10. serve with fries
11. enjoy with a pint of Dog Fish Head Midas Touch

Belly Acres Mushroom State of Mind

Mushroom State of Mind, topped with pickled squash, roasted red peppers, bibb lettuce and ginger-lime aioli.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Rob Ray, Belly Acres Restaurant

Ingredients

Mushroom+Beef Patty:
4lbs. Chopped Button Mushrooms
10lbs. Beef

Directions

1. Cook mushrooms with a 1 tablespoon of Olive oil till tender.
2. Strain mushrooms and cool
3. Mix well with beef and form into patties
4. Season with salt and pepper before cooking

Ingredients

Ginger Lime Mayo
3c. Dukes Mayo
3T. Soy Sauce
4T Ginger (minced)
3T. Honey
1/2c. Lime Juice
1/2t. Red Pepper Flakes

Directions

1. Mix all ingredients, Refrigerate for 12 hours before serving.

Ingredients

Pickled Summer Squash
2qt. Sliced Summer Squash
4c. Water
2c. White Vinegar
6t. Sea Salt
1t. Celery Seed
1t. Mustard Seed
1/2t. Red Pepper Flakes
1/2t. Whole Black Pepper

Directions

1. Pack quart jars with sliced squash.
2. Mix water, vinegar and salt together
3. Distribute spices into the jars
4. Fill with the mixed brine.
5. Refrigerate for 1-2 days before serving.

Chef Domenica Catelli’s Ultimate Burger 2.0

Recipe courtesy of Chef Domenica Catelli from Catelli’s Restaurant

Makes approx 4-6 burgers.

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb Portabello
1/2 lb Shitake
1/3 cup Braggs Liquid aminos
.25 oz dry porcini, rehydrated in hot water, water discarded
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
2 tablesoons minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Salt to taste

Directions

1. Place whole mushrooms (stems included) in a large bowl. Pour in the Braggs and ½ of EVOO.
2. Coat the mushrooms and lay out on two large sheet pans.
3. Roast in 400 degree convection for 3-5 minutes.
4. Remove mushrooms and pulse in batches in a food processor with porcinis.
5. Turn the batches into a large mixing bowl.
6. Don’t wash the food processor bowl. Pulse the garlic & herbs together. Garlic should be small.
7. Add garlic/herb mix and remaining ingredients to the mushrooms. Stir together well with ground beef and form into 8oz patties.

Ground Chicken Burger with Cheddar and Rhubarb Jam

Chef Matthew Savastano, Beast & Ale, Philadelphia

Ingredients

Chicken Burger
10 # White Meat Chicken
10# dark meat Chicken
8 # king oyster mushrooms
5 Tbsp Salt
2 Tbsp Black Pepper
2 tsp Fennel Seed
1 Tbsp Pimenton
1.5 Tbsp Mustard powder
3 Tbsp Mexican Oregano

Lemon Crema:
1 Qt crème fraiche
.5 cup lemon juice
salt TT
sugar TT

Rhubarb Jam:
3 # Rhubarb
.5 # red onion
1 cup water
honey to taste
salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste

Directions

Burgers:
Mix all Ingredients together. Let sit overnight. Grind all ingredients together.

Lemon Crema:
Mix all ingredients together.

Rhubarb Jam:
Clean rhubarb and cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Slice Red onion thin and add to rhubarb with water, honey, lemon juice, and salt. Bring to simmer and slowly cook down until rhubarb is tender. Blend on low and let cool.

Ninja Burger

Recipe courtesy of Chef Clive Berkman, Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto

Yield: Makes 6 6-7 ounce burgers

Ingredients

1 # Ribeye (trimmed of excess fat)
1 # Brisket (trimmed of excess fat)
1 # Assorted mushrooms (trumpet royal, shitakes, Nameko, Beech, Porcini)
2 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme
2 ounces olive oil
1/4 ounce truffle shavings
4 ounces steak seasoning (blend cracked pepper, coriander, cloves, tarragon, grey salt, paprika)
1 caramelized sweet onion (chopped)
6 Parmesan crisps
House Sauce (Remoulade base with horseradish and miso)
12 Roast Cherry tomatoes
½ cup Arugula
(6) 3- ounce Brioche buns

Directions

Chop Mushrooms (1/4 inch) Heat 1 ounce olive oil on medium add mushrooms and cook stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes until tender. Add truffle peelings and thyme and allow to cool. Grind beef and fold in mushroom mix (gently). Shape into 6 ounce patties

Heat a cast iron skillet (medium heat ) add 1 ounce oil. Add burger patties and cook until required doneness.
Toast bun.

Build burger: Bun bottom- parmesan crisp-burger Pattie- caramelized onions- tomatoes- arugula and remoulade-bun top.