The Vortex Blue 'Shroom Burger

Total Time:
2 hr 35 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 32 ounces 100 percent ground sirloin
  • 12 strips bacon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 kaiser egg buns
  • 1 recipe Blue Cheese Spread, recipe follows
  • 1 recipe Sauteed Mushrooms, recipe follows
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 red onion slices
Directions
  • Form the ground sirloin into 4 (8-ounce) patties. Over an open-flame, grill each burger to desired temperature. While the patties are grilling, cook bacon until desired crispness, and set aside.

  • Butter both sides of each bun and grill until toasted. On each of the 4 bottom buns, place the burger, followed by the blue cheese spread, mushrooms, and bacon, in that order. On each of the top 4 buns, place the lettuce, tomato and red onion, in that order. Top with any additional condiments desired, sandwich the 2 sides, and serve.

Blue Cheese Spread:
  • 1 1/4 cups crumbled blue cheese

  • 3/4 cup sour cream

  • Combine both ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours prior to use.

Sauteed Mushrooms:
  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms

  • 2 ounces white wine

  • Melt butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and mushrooms and saute until tender. Add wine and simmer for 1 minute or until almost evaporated. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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