Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Ultimate Mushroom Burger Cook Off!

My good buddies over at Life of Dad have been teaming up all month with The Mushroom Council to celebrate #Shroomtember. Throughout the month a bunch of different dad bloggers have been posting their mushroom recipes to their blogs and on Instagram. Well, they saved the best for last, because I invited some family members over for a Mushroom Burger Cook off and we have not just one recipe for you, but three! 

I love mushrooms. I always have. Stevie, on the other hand, took some convincing. And by convincing I mean that I had to hide the mushrooms in any food I wanted to have mushrooms in. I started slow and small, and gradually increased the size and consistency of the mushrooms in our meals. Now we have mushrooms with pretty much everything.

If these three fantastic mushroom burger recipes make you want more, be sure to check out all of the awesome recipes at the Mushroom Info Website.  

And! If you happen to post your own mushroom recipe to Instagram with the hashtag #Shroomtember you could win $500. 

On with the burgers!

Spicy Italian Portobello Mushroom Burgers on Garlic Bread Ciabatta Buns

by John Kinnear

Ingredients (Makes 2 Large Burgers)

3/4 lb Ground Top Sirloin
1/4 lb Ground Spicy Italian Sausage
1/4 lb Crimini Mushrooms
2 Portobello Mushrooms
Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
Oregano, Italian Seasoning, (Garlic Power, Salt not pictured)
Marina Sauce (not pictured)

Stevie made this great picture. She also mispelled Portobello and Mozzerella.She was really tired and had a cold. Be nice.

Step 1
  • Make a silly face with the Portobello Mushrooms. 
Step 2
  • Dice Crimini Mushrooms and mix them in a bowl with the ground Italian Sausage and ground sirloin. 
  • Season meat with Oregano, Italian Seasoning, and Garlic Powder. 
Step 3
  • Gently remove stems from Portobello Mushrooms and lightly brush with olive oil. 
  • OH YEAH, Olive Oil is an ingredient you need. Sorry. 

Step 5
  • Put burgers on grill. 5-6 minutes per side. 
  • After first flip, put Portobellos on the grill too. 
Step 6
  • Cut and butter ciabatta bread. Lightly dust with salt and garlic powder.
  • Assemble cooked burgers. Burger/Portobello Mushroom/Marinara Sauce/Mozzarella Cheese
  • Place in oven set to broil until cheese melts and bread browns. 

Jalapeno Mushroom Gravy Burger

by James Garcia

Ingredients (Makes four burgers)

2 lbs hamburger

1 diced onion
1 can diced jalapenos
1 small carton of fresh diced mushrooms
6 tablespoons of butter
1 egg
3 tablespoons of flour
1 pint half & half
Garlic Powder


Step 1

  • Saute onion, mushrooms and jalapenos with 3 tablespoons of butter.
  • Add salt pepper and garlic powder to taste
  • Remove half of this mixture and set aside

Step 2

  • With remaining mixture in pan, add additional three tablespoons of butter, three tablespoons of flour, and half & half.
  • Allow to thicken over heat on low. Stir occasionally. 

Step 3

  • Mix remaining grilled onion/mushroom/jalapenos with one egg in bowl with ground hamburger
  • Build into equal sized patties
  • Grill until done to desired temperature
  • Top with gravy mixture and serve on your choice of bun
  • Enjoy the yummy heat

Stuffed Mushroom Stuffed Burgers

by Melanie Hess


Stuffed Mushroom Filling:
1 package of breakfast sausage
2 8oz packages of cream cheese
1 small yellow onion, chopped
4 large mushrooms, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
Minced Garlic, to taste
Minced green onion, to taste
Salt & pepper, to taste
Garlic salt, to taste
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese


1 cup ground beef per burger
Salt, Pepper & Garlic salt, to taste
Special Shit seasoning, to taste

Step 1
  • Brown the breakfast sausage in a large skillet. 
  • Season to taste. 
  • Add remaining filling ingredients, except the cheddar cheese. Simmer on medium until cream cheese has melted.  
  • Reduce temperature to low. 
  • Stir in cheddar cheese.

Step 2
  • Using 2/3rds cup of ground beef, shape beef patty to have a hollow center. 
  • Stuff the center with the stuffed mushroom filling. Use remaining 1/3rd cup of beef to cover the top of the burger.
  • Or, use a StufZ Burger Pressto create a hallow burger to be filled.

Step 3
  • Cook to preferred temperature! 
  • We served these ones without buns because they were so huge!

Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad, LLC for the #ShroomTember promotion. Sponsored by The Mushroom Council, the #ShroomTember promotion gives anybody the chance to win a $500 Visa gift card.

1 comment:

  1. Great post,thank you. These recipes and finished product make really hungry because they look so yummy.