Bacon, mushroom and blue cheese burger
Here’s another great burger recipe from the ol’ kitchen. I’m not normally the biggest fan of burgers, but recently, I think because of summer, I’ve definitely taken a wee notion for them.
Problem is, I’m just a little bit fussy. Your standard charred burger ‘hot off the grill’ just isn’t going to cut the mustard. Fear not though, this one is pretty darn awesome and doesn’t have a burnt bit in sight. Did I mention it was friends with some crispy bacon and smothered in creamy garlic mushrooms and blue cheese? You can thank me later, but for now, get cooking and dig in…
2 burger buns
300g minced beef steak
200g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
Splash single cream
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 small white onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 rashers streaky bacon
100g blue cheese
100g grated mozzarella cheese
Fresh salad leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
To make your burger patties, place the minced steak in a mixing bowl and season well with salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix then form into 2 burgers and set aside. Heat your oven grill to high and use it to cook the burgers for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway.
While the burgers are starting to grill, heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan and add the sliced onion. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the onion starts to caramelise. Now add in the garlic and sliced mushrooms and a tiny splash of single cream to add a little moisture and stop the mix being too dry. Continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes until the mushrooms have shrunk in size and released their delicious juices into the pan. Turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper.
For the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the streaky bacon to the grill along with your burgers while they finish off cooking.
To assemble your burgers, half a burger bun in two and butter the bottom half. Add the grilled burger then top with some of the creamy mushroom mix, before topping with a crumbling of blue cheese and mozzarella. Add 2 slices of bacon to each burger, top with some fresh salad leaves then put its burger bun hat on to keep it all cozy. Stick a toothpick through the sucker to keep if from tumbling over and serve with some blue cheese coleslaw and some delicious baked sweet potato fries (click here for recipe) straight from the oven.