Posts Tagged ‘The Blend’

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!

Italian Sausage Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms

Get your friends excited about tailgating season and serve up these crowd-pleasing Italian Sausage Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms from Billy Parisi.

Makes 22 stuffed mushrooms

Ingredients

22 white or crimini mushrooms
4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
½ pound of loose Italian sausage
½ cup of boursin cream cheese
1 cup of bread crumbs
11 strips of bacon, cut in half
Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
2. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and place them in a food processor and process on high speed until they are finely chopped.
3. Fold the chopped steams in with the Italian sausage until combined.
4. Next, place the mushrooms gill side up on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and drizzle on olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
5. Stuff the mushrooms with a small amount of the Italian Sausage-Mushroom blend until it’s all gone.
6. Layer on a small amount of the boursin cheese and then sprinkle on the bread crumbs.
7. Finish by completely wrapping the mushroom in bacon and baking it at 400° for 30 to 35 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
8. Serve hot!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Veal and Mushroom Blend Meatball

A mix of veal and blended mushrooms add a creative twist to the traditional meatball! The cooked meatballs are added to a delightful tomato sauce with just the right amount of zest. Serve the meatballs with a favorite pasta.

Ingredients

Tomato Sauce
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Onion, diced
1 tsp. Garlic, mashed
2 cups Plum Tomato, canned
1/4 cup Tomato purée
3 Basil leaves
1 Bay leaf
1 ½ tsp Flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste

Meatball Mixture

10 oz. Veal Ground
10 oz. Mushrooms, chopped fine
3 oz. Bread Crumbs
3 oz. Milk
2 Eggs
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 Tbsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black Pepper
3 Tbsp. Parsley, chopped

Method: Tomato Sauce

1. In a medium-sized saucepan, sauté the onions, and garlic in oil over medium heat.
2. Add the plum tomato, tomato purée, herbs, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
3. Remove and discard the bay leaf; transfer the mixture to a food processor and coarsely blend.
4. Set aside and keep warm.

Method: Meatballs

1. Pre-heat an oven to 350°f.
2. In a medium sized bowl, mix the veal, chopped mushrooms, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper and chopped parsley to incorporate.
3. Form the meat mixture into 1.5 oz. meatballs. Place the meatballs onto a sheet pan that has been lightly coated with oil.
4. Place the sheet pan in the oven for 30 minutes or until the meatballs have browned and reached an internal tempura of 165°f.
5. Add the cooked meatballs to the tomato sauce and braise them for 45-60 minutes. Serve on your favorite pasta.

Veal and Portobello Mushroom Blend Burger

A blend of mushrooms and veal create patties that are cooked to perfection and topped with a slice of Swiss cheese. The delicious patty is placed between two Portobello mushroom caps which serve as the bun. Add condiments and additional toppings to taste.

Ingredients

16 oz. Veal Ground
10 oz. Mushrooms, chopped fine
3 oz. Bread Crumbs
3 oz. Milk
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1 Tbsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black Pepper
3 Tbsp. Parsley, chopped
6 slices Swiss Cheese

Portobello Mushroom Caps

12 Portobello mushrooms
4 Tbsp. Canola Oil
4 Tbsp. Worcestershire black pepper blend

Method

1. In a medium sized bowl, mix the veal, chopped mushrooms, bread crumbs, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper and chopped parsley to incorporate.
2. Form the meat mixture in 4-6 burgers that consist of or 6 oz. per patties.
3. Take the stems off the mushroom and use them as part of the chopped mushrooms. Using a table spoon, scrape out the gills from underneath the mushrooms and discard. Combine all the ingredients for the Portobello mushrooms and toss lightly.
4. Pre-heat the grill; when hot, grill each mushroom until tender, about 6 minutes and reserve warm. Add the burgers one at time and brown for 2-3 minutes; turn the burgers over and repeat the browning process, making sure the burgers reach an internal temperature of 155°f.
5. Add one slice of Swiss cheese to the burgers.
6. Place one Portobello mushroom on a serving platter, add a burger and place the second mushroom on top. Serve immediately.

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.