Grilled mushroom burgers

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Grilled mushroom burgers

Postby Coffee » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:48 pm UTC

Okay, this is something I experimented with while stationed in the UK. Couldn't find anything quite like it in the forum.

Ingredients:
- Large mushrooms of your choice (I used large white mushrooms as they were easily available there. Could use portabella if you like) stemmed and the gills scooped out
- Not too lean ground beef (Let's face it, anything leaner than 80% isn't a good burger)
- Salt and pepper

Mix salt and pepper in with the ground meat and stuff into the mushroom caps. Grill over hardwood (or charcoal) until desired doneness.
Serve without a bun, cap side up.
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Re: Grilled mushroom burgers

Postby SurgicalSteel » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:55 am UTC

This sounds pretty tasty. But do you use one mushroom cap kind of like a bowl of meat or are you using the mushroom caps in place of bread buns?
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Re: Grilled mushroom burgers

Postby Zohar » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:32 am UTC

I used to make something similar to that, except vegetarian. I'd take lots of big mushrooms, crush their legs and mix them with bread crumbs, basil, pine nuts, olive oil and some Parmesan cheese (sort of like a pesto sauce but with bread crumbs for volume), stuff it back into the mushroom caps and bake it. It's heavenly.
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Re: Grilled mushroom burgers

Postby Decker » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:29 pm UTC

I agree that it sounds very tasty, but wouldn't it be more accurate to call them stuffed mushrooms?
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Re: Grilled mushroom burgers

Postby Bakemaster » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:21 pm UTC

Probably depends on whether you grill the mushroom and the burger separately and then assemble, or stuff before grilling. I imagine the latter would make it more difficult to cook the burger evenly.
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Re: Grilled mushroom burgers

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:47 pm UTC

I do that, but the meat also has cheese curds mixed in, so you get melty goodness.

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Re: Grilled mushroom burgers

Postby dubsola » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:23 am UTC

Zohar wrote:I used to make something similar to that, except vegetarian. I'd take lots of big mushrooms, crush their legs and mix them with bread crumbs, basil, pine nuts, olive oil and some Parmesan cheese (sort of like a pesto sauce but with bread crumbs for volume), stuff it back into the mushroom caps and bake it. It's heavenly.

I do that but also with butter, and sometimes use oregano or parsley, and - this is very good - a little bit of balsamic vinegar. Also if you bake it, then turn the grill on for a few minutes the top goes nice and crunchy. Yeah!

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Re: Grilled mushroom burgers

Postby Coffee » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:57 am UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:This sounds pretty tasty. But do you use one mushroom cap kind of like a bowl of meat or are you using the mushroom caps in place of bread buns?


One cap per burger.

@Zohar/Dubsola- I like that idea! Not a vegetarian myself but I'm trying to reduce my meat dependency. Would that be a complete protein source or would I have to supplement it?

@Mighty Jalepeno I'll try that version too. Do you have a recommendation for cheese? I'm thinking sharp cheddar.
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Re: Grilled mushroom burgers

Postby Nath » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:49 am UTC

With beef and mushrooms? I'm thinking Emmental.

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Re: Grilled mushroom burgers

Postby Zohar » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:44 am UTC

Coffee wrote:Would that be a complete protein source or would I have to supplement it?


I don't know. I doubt you'd put enough cheese and pine nuts in there to contribute much.
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