August 15, 2013

Mushroom Steakhouse Burgers

There's nothing like a good burger. We are huge burger lovers and usually have burger night once a week. My favorite way to eat a burger is simple: cheddar cheese, with mayo, ketchup, lettuce and a slice of tomato. But I definitely like to try all kinds of burgers.

My sister in laws were recently in town to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Everyone returned back to Florida after a few days but my sister in laws stayed. We spent our days by the pool, at the mall, and on the floor in the family room, entertaining a certain one-year-old. Rachael Ray's show was playing in the background one afternoon and we all stopped to "ooo" and "ahhh" over a burger that was being assembled on screen.

I still hadn't figured out what to make for dinner that evening and we were all suddenly dying to try that burger. After a quick trip to the store I had all the necessary components to whip it together. And I gotta tell you, it was so easy!

Source: adapted from Rachael Ray (the meat mixture is my own recipe)
Servings: 4

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 pound ground sirloin
1 1/2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
1/8 teaspoon oregano
pinch of basil
salt and pepper to taste
8 slices Swiss cheese
4 hamburger buns, toasted and buttered

For the steaksauce:
2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup A-1 steak sauce
half the juice of a lemon
Salt and pepper

Place ground sirloin in a mixing bowl. Add BBQ sauce, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Lightly mix to combine. Score the meat into four sections so your burgers will be about the same size. Form 4 patties, using your thumb to make an indention in the middle. You want them to be plump on the sides, skinny in the middle so they'll cook evenly. Set aside.

Preheat oil in a small skillet. Add mushrooms to pan and begin to brown. Once they start turning brown, salt and pepper them to taste. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, then reduce and caramelize until there is a rich brown coating. Remove mushrooms from heat and set aside.

Heat another skillet with oil to medium. Place the patties into the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes; flip and then cook for 3-4 more minutes more, depending on how rare you like your burgers. Turn off the heat and top burgers with 2 slices of cheese and mushrooms. Allow to sit for 1 minute for cheese to melt. In the meantime, make the sauce.

To make the sauce, place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Drain burgers on paper towels before placing on buns. Toast the hamburger buns and butter both sides. Assemble the burgers, topping with a dollop of sauce.


  1. Looks yummy! I will be trying this!

  2. Oh boy, this looks delicious!! Can't wait to try it.


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