If you ever need a "go-to" burger recipe, this is it! This classic hamburger topped with sautéed mushrooms on a ciabatta bun makes it a restaurant-quality burger, to be reckoned with.
For the mushroom topping:
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 8 oz. Monterey Mushrooms®, sliced (Whites or Baby Bellas)*
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 shallot or onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
*Selecting Monterey Mushrooms® "High Vitamin D" Mushrooms will provide you with 400 IU's of vitamin D per 3 oz serving, which is 50% of the Daily Value as recommended by the FDA.
For the burgers:
- 1 pound ground lean beef
- 1/2 cup onion, minced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
- 1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced
- About 1/2 teaspoon salt About 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 slices provolone cheese
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup Arugula
- ½ red onion, sliced into thin rounds
- 4 ciabatta hamburger buns (about 4 inches wide)
For the mushrooms:
- Add butter and olive oil to a medium pan.
- Pour in mushrooms and make sure you don't crowd the pan with mushrooms, or they can become soggy.
- Stir until the mushrooms are covered in butter then let them cook for 5 minutes.
- Add in the thyme and diced onion. Stir and let it cook for 5 more minutes.
- Add in the garlic and salt and pepper to taste.
- Let them cook for about 5 more minutes.
For the burger:
- In a bowl, mix ground beef, onion, Worcestershire, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until well blended. Divide mixture into four equal portions and share each patty about 4.5 inches wide.
- Grill burger patties on a barbecue over high heat with lid closed. Brown burger patties on both sides by only turning once. USDA recommends cooking your burgers to a minimum internal temperature of 160°.
- In the meantime, prepare your buns by lightly toasting. Then spread mayonnaise onto both sides of the bun. Place a handful of arugula on the bottom bun, topped with red onion.
- Add cheese to each patty on the grill and melt. Remove from grill and place on prepared buns. Top with sauteed mushrooms. And walla!
- Serve warm and melty.
Serve as a side dish or add to steak, burger, avocado toast, or scrambled eggs. Really the opportunities are endless. Have fun with sautéed mushrooms!