Posts Tagged ‘mushroom’

Mexican Mushroom Meatball Soup

Jump start soup season with a delicious blenditarian Mushroom Meatball Mexican Soup.

Serves 6 – 8

Ingredients:

1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 pound of cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
1/3 cup panko
1 egg
2 tablespoons of your favorite powdered taco seasoning
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, smashed
1/2 jalapeño, no seeds and finely chopped
1/2 pound of sliced cremini mushrooms
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
8 cups beef stock
1 cup frozen corn, thawed out
1 14.5 ounce can kidney beans
1/2 bunch of cilantro
a large avocado, cut into dice
1/2 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
cilantro, garnish
1 lime, cut into wedges
kosher salt
black pepper

Directions

1. In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef, pork and chopped mushrooms, along with the panko, egg and taco seasoning. Mix well. Form into medium-sized meatballs and set aside.
2. Place a large pot over medium heat and add the olive oil and onion. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add the garlic, jalapeño and sliced mushrooms, stir and cook over medium-low heat for 7 minutes.
4. Add the tomatoes, stock, corn and kidney beans and stir. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
5. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, and gently place the meatballs into the hot broth. Cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes.
6. Turn off the heat, then tear the 1/2 bunch of cilantro into the soup. Stir.
7. Place soup into a serving bowl, top with some cheese, avocado and cilantro. Squeeze a wedge of lime into the soup.

Mini Canadian Meatloaves

A blend of mushrooms and beef keeps these quick cooking loaves lower in cholesterol and saturated fat than a traditional meatloaf.

Serves 4
Prep Time: 20 mins.
Cook Time: 35 mins.

Ingredients
6 oz fresh button Mushrooms
1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp dried minced garlic
1/4 tsp dried minced onion
1/2 cup shredded part skim Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs
2 eggs
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
12 oz lean ground beef
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp Dijon mustard

Directions

Place the mushrooms in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped; set aside. Heat oil in a medium, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, apple, garlic and seasoning blend. Cook for 10 minutes. Cool slightly.

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Stir the cheese with the breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper. Add the mushrooms, beef and apple mixture. Gently mix to combine. Divide into 4 portions and form each into a mini football-shaped loaf. Arrange on a foil-lined baking tray.

Cook for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Whisk the maple syrup with the mustard and brush some over each loaf. Cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers 160°F (71°C) when inserted into the centre of a loaf.

Tip: For a bolder flavour replace the Cheddar with blue cheese.

Cheeseburger Pizza

Serves 8
Prep Time: 20 mins.
Cook Time: 20 mins.

Ingredients

8 oz fresh button Mushrooms
1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp dried minced garlic
1/4 tsp dried minced onion
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
1 ball prepared pizza dough
1/3 cup tomato sauce
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded part skim Mozzarella Cheddar Blend
1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
2 tbsp yellow mustard

Directions

Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped. Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the mushroom mixture, ground beef, seasoning blend, salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes until mushroom mixture is browned.

Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). Roll the dough out, on a lightly floured surface, into an 18 x 12-inch rectangle; transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Stir the tomato sauce with the barbecue sauce and spread over the dough. Sprinkle cheese over the sauce; top with mushroom mixture, tomatoes and red onion.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden. Stir the mayonnaise with the mustard. Sprinkle the lettuce over the pizza and drizzle with mayonnaise mixture. Cut into portions and serve immediately.

Tip: Place the mayonnaise mixture into a plastic re-sealable bag and snip off a small portion of the corner. Pipe the mixture over the pizza to get an even drizzle.