Finalist Tregaye Fraser's dish, Inside Out Cheeseburger with Onions and Mushrooms, for the Star Challenge, Tailgating with Robert Irvine, as seen on Food Network Star, Season 12.
Recipe courtesy of Tregaye Fraser

Inside-Out Burger with Mushrooms

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. In a large bowl, fold the onions into the ground beef, then add the Worcestershire, garlic powder, onion powder and some salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the Cheddar and Jack cheeses.
  3. Form the meat mixture into 8 thin patties. In 4 patties, use your thumb to make a dent in the middle; fill the dent with some of the cheese. Sandwich with the remaining 4 patties, sealing the edges to close the cheese inside.
  4. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grill grates.
  5. Cook the burgers to the desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Grill the mushrooms and onions until tender and charred, about 5 minutes per side. Toast the buns, cut-side down, on the grill until marked, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and sriracha.
  7. Place the patties on the buns and top with arugula and grilled onions and mushrooms. Finish with a drizzle of sriracha mayonnaise and the top buns.