Mushroom Burgers

What does River Valley Ranch and a Memorial Day picnic have In common?  The best mushroom burger in anyone’s backyard.  Shop River Valley Ranch for those flavorful portobello and button mushrooms.   Emile from The Cheese People will have recommendations for you on the blue cheese or another complimentary selection.  And, nothing better than popping open a can of red or white wine Sangria from Glunz. 

 Ingredients:

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds portobello mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup button mushrooms (roughly chop)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, minced
  • 1/4 bunch of Italian parsley, washed, stems removed, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs (about 3 slices)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces Stilton cheese, crumbled
  • Hamburger buns

Instructions:

  1. In a small saute pan over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and saute shallot until translucent. Add mushrooms, garlic, carrots and saute for 10 to 15 minutes, until most of the liquid from mushrooms has evaporated. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a large bowl. Let cool.
  2. Stir in parsley, bread crumbs, egg, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. The mixing spoon should stand in the mixture. If not, add more bread crumbs Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Shape mushroom mixture into 4 burgers. Heat remaining oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat and sear until golden on both sides. Crumble cheese over the top and place pan in oven for 15 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Remove each burger to a bun and serve with a traditional garnish of sliced onion, tomato, and fries.

Recipe courtesy of Curtis Aikens Food Network