Posts Tagged ‘Lunch’

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.

Slow-Cooker Barbecue Mushrooms

These barbecue mushrooms make a great meat-free option for game day parties and holiday cocktail mixers. Slow cooked in a simple homemade sauce, they are equally as delicious as similar appetizers made with meatballs or sausages, but they pack less saturated fat, sodium, and processed sugar.

Makes about 8 servings

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 4 hours

Ingredients:

16 ounces white button mushrooms
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 clove garlic, grated
1 teaspoon prepared Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon fine ground sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ to ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives for garnish

Directions

Place the mushrooms in the bowl of a slow cooker. Whisk together the tomato sauce, molasses, and honey in medium bowl. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic, mustard, smoked paprika salt, and pepper. Add the cayenne based on your preferences. A ½ teaspoon will give a moderately spicy flavor to the sauce.

Pour the sauce over the mushrooms and stir. Cover with the lid and cook on high for 4 hours. Stir occasionally as the mushrooms cook. The sauce will thicken and the mushrooms will shrink slightly and darken as they become tender.

Transfer the mushrooms to a serving bowl. Top with some of the sauce. Sprinkle with chives and serve warm with toothpicks.

Roasted Mushroom and Wheat Berry Salad with Orange Curry Vinaigrette

This grain salad is bursting with the flavors of earthy mushrooms, nutty grains, and a hint of citrus. Feel free to substitute any of your favorites grains for the wheat berries such as farro, pearled couscous, or brown rice.

Makes 4 servings

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

8 ounces white button mushrooms, halved
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon fine ground sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups cooked wheat berries, warm
2 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons dried cranberries, chopped

Dressing
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon curry powder
¼ teaspoon fine ground sea salt

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the mushrooms on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle with the ½ teaspoon salt and the pepper. Toss to coat. Bake for 10 minutes. Carefully stir the mushrooms, and bake for 5 more minutes, until tender.

Transfer the mushrooms to a medium bowl. Add the wheat berries, green onions, and cranberries.

Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad. Toss to mix all ingredients. Serve warm.

5-minute Marinated Mushrooms

This simple, yet flavorful marinated mushrooms recipe will help take your mushrooms to the next level.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 ounces button mushrooms – stems removed
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic – minced
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
kosher salt/black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh parsley – roughly chopped

Directions

1. Melt butter over medium heat into a sauté pan. Sauté mushrooms until just softened. Set aside.
2. In a jar add olive oil, vinegar, garlic, sugar, red pepper, Italian seasoning. Whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Add mushrooms and parsley. Toss to coat.

Easy Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

This easy Salisbury steak recipe incorporates mushrooms and onions right into the beef patties before they’re smothered with a flavorful mushroom gravy!

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
⅓ cup bread crumbs
½ cup button mushrooms, chopped into small pieces
¼ cup chopped onions
1 large egg, beaten
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 10¾ ounce cans beef broth
1 onion, sliced
1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons water
Rosemary sprigs for garnish, optional

Directions

1. Mix together ground beef, bread crumbs, mushrooms, chopped onions, egg, salt and pepper in a bowl until combined.
2. Shape the mixture into 4 equal-sized patties.
3. Fry the patties in a skillet, 5 minutes per side.
4. Add the broth and sliced onion and mushrooms to the skillet.
5. Bring the mixture to a bowl then reduce heat to low and cover.
6. Simmer for about 10-12 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
7. Transfer patties to a plate and cover them with foil to keep them warm.
8. In a separate bowl, combine the cornstarch and the water. Set aside.
9. Bring the gravy mixture in the skillet to a boil.
10. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the gravy mixture and cook for about 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
11. Pour over patties and serve.
12. Garnish with sprig of rosemary if desired.

Note: Serve patties over mashed potatoes with steamed green peas on the side.

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!

Shiitake Pork Burger with Banh Mi Slaw on Brioche Bun

Infuse umami in your grill game and make Billy Parisi’s Shiitake Pork Burger, complete with shiitake mushrooms and banh mi slaw served on a brioche bun.

Yield: 6 burgers

Ingredients

For the Glaze:
1 cup of balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar

For the Coleslaw:
2 cups of shredded green cabbage
1 cup of shredded red cabbage
1 cup of matchstick carrots
½ sliced red bell pepper
½ sliced cucumber
1 sliced jalapeño, seeds removed
2 to 3 sliced radishes
1 cup of fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
¼ cup of rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of honey
¼ cup of sesame oil
Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the Burger:
2 cups of packed shiitake mushrooms
2 pounds of ground pork
½ small diced sweet onion
1 teaspoon of finely grated ginger
3 cloves of finely grated garlic
Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
6 toasted brioche buns

Directions

1. Preheat the grill to high heat.
2. Glaze: Add the ingredients into a medium size pot and cook over medium-low heat until it becomes thick, about 10 minutes. Remove and let stand.
3. Slaw: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until completely combined. Keep cool before serving.
4. Burgers: Add the shiitake mushrooms to a food processor and process on high speed until they are finely chopped. 5.Combine the mushrooms into a large size bowl along with the pork, onion, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper and mix together. Form 6 patties.
6. Place the pork burgers on the grill on high heat and cook them for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until dark grill marks are formed and they are cooked throughout.
7. To plate: Place the grilled burger on top of the toasted bottom brioche bun. Glaze the burger with the soy-balsamic glaze and top off with a heaping scoop of banh mi slaw followed up with the toasted brioche bun top.

Mediterranean 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: feta cheese, romesco sauce, sweet peppers and sautéed red onions.

Mushroom Spinach Homemade Sausage Patties

Roasted and finely chopped cremini mushrooms are blended with chopped spinach, organic pork, and the perfect spices for these easy make ahead healthy homemade sausage patties! Paleo and Whole30 friendly.

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 30 min
Serves: 10 patties

Ingredients

1 pound organic ground pork (or your favorite ground meat)
Cremini Mushrooms, about 2 cups whole (3/4 cup finely chopped and roasted*)
½ tsp olive oil for roasting mushrooms
Handful of fresh spinach, very finely chopped
½ tsp fine grain sea salt
½ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp garlic powder**
⅛-1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (depending on level of spice preferred)
½ tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
1-2 tsp olive oil or other cooking fat for frying the patties

Instructions

1. First, roast your mushrooms whole.
2. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Toss the mushrooms with the ½ tsp olive oil and spread out evenly on a foil lined baking sheet, then roast for about 1015 minutes until softened and fragrant. Allow to cool prior to chopping.
3. Once mushrooms have cooled enough, chop them to a fine consistency similar to that of your ground meat.
4. In a large bowl, combine the ground pork, roasted chopped mushrooms, chopped spinach, salt, and all the spices and mix well.
5. Form the mixture into about 10 small patties. Heat a large heavy skillet to med/medhi heat and add your cooking fat to ensure the patties won’t stick while cooking.
6. Cook the patties (in batches if you need to) 34 minutes on each side, or until cooked through with a golden brown exterior. You can either serve right away, or allow to cool and then freeze for later use. Enjoy!

Notes
*See Instructions
**Optional

Easy Mushroom Kefta Kebob

Tender and juicy ground beef and mushroom kebobs are bursting with flavor! This easy mushroom and kefta kebob recipe is a perfect way to become a blendetarian and enjoy all the flavors of beef but with half the calories!

INGREDIENTS

1 Lb. Ground Beef 15% fat
12 oz of crimini mushrooms
2 Handfuls parsley
1 Onion, roughly chopped into large pieces
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. sumac
1 tsp. 7 spices
extra salt and pepper for mushroom seasoning
1 tbsp olive oil

Yogurt Sauce
1 cup Greek Yogurt or Labne (Middle Eastern Yogurt)
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp chopped dill

INSTRUCTIONS

1.Clean the mushrooms well and dry them thoroughly with a towel.
2. Place in a bowl with olive oil and sprinkle with some salt and pepper.
3. Preheat grill to high heat or oven to about 400 degrees and roast or grill until tender. About 10 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.
4. In a food processor, add the mushrooms, parsley, onion and all the spices. Pulse a few times until everything is smooth.
5. Add to ground beef to the food processor. Pulse to incorporate
6. Chill for at least an hour in the fridge. If the meat does not cool, it has a higher risk of falling off the skewers while cooking.
7.Shape into long sausage shapes around thick skewers.
8.Preheat your grill. The ideal grill to use is one with charcoals, however if one is not available a gas grill is just fine. In the winter times I use a hot 450-degree oven and it works out great as well.
9.Spray down your grill with non stick spray. Place skewers on grill, careful to rotate every 5 minutes until meat reaches an internal temperature of 155 degrees F.

Yogurt Sauce
10.Combine herbs and yogurt and serve alongside kebobs.

NOTES
1. If thin skewers are used the meat will fall off the skewers. Sometimes, the skewers just do not work for me. So I simply shape them into long sausages and grill that way. You can place the skewers in just for presentation when they are done.
2. Make sure you do NOT move the meat off the grill until it releases easily. The meat will form a nice crust when it is ready to be flipped and will not stick to the grates.