This was another hit from the December issue of Food Network Magazine. My husband was the meal planner, and is not a fan of beef. When he saw the original recipe, he figured just throwing some ground turkey, salt, and pepper together (since he doesn't like beef) wouldn't make a very tasty burger, so he went in search of a good turkey burger recipe, and came across "Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers" on allrecipes.
Together with the Food Network Magazine recipe, this made an awesome sandwich. It was full of flavor, and just the right amount of messy.
Swiss Mushroom Burger Food Network Magazine December 2011
- 1 1/4 pounds ground beef (preferably chuck)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
- 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 8-ounce package sliced mixed mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 4 thin slices gruyere cheese
- 4 sesame buns, split and toasted
- Boston or Bibb lettuce, for topping
- Potato chips and/or pickles, for serving (optional)
Preheat the broiler and line the bottom of a broiler pan with foil. Lightly mix the beef with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Gently form into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Arrange on the prepared pan and brush both sides with olive oil. Broil until browned, about 4 minutes per side for medium rare.
Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook 2 more minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 2 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper and remove from the heat. Combine the ketchup and mustard in a small bowl and set aside.
Top each patty with one-quarter of the mushroom mixture and 1 slice cheese. Return to the broiler to melt the cheese, about 1 minute.
Spread the buns with the ketchup mixture; sandwich with the patties and some lettuce. Serve with chips and/or pickles.
Actually Delicious Turkey Burger Allrecipes
- 3 pounds ground turkey
- 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup finely diced onion
- 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, seasoned bread crumbs, onion, egg whites, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Form into 12 patties.
- Cook the patties in a medium skillet over medium heat, turning once, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).