Earth & Turf Burger

Earth & Turf Burger
Staff Writer
Richard Blais

Chef Richard Blais created this burger recipe with mushrooms in mind, and they're not only included in the seasoning, mayonnaise, and ketchup, but in the burger blend, as well.

8
Servings
543
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the the mushroom mayonnaise

  • 4  Cups  button mushrooms
  • 1  Cup  mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  white truffle oil
  • 1  Cup  heavy cream

For the mushroom ketchup

  • 1  Teaspoon  curry powder
  • 2  Cups  shiitake mushrooms stems
  • 2  Cups  water
  • 3  Tablespoons  ketchup
  • 3  Tablespoons  orange juice
  • 3  Tablespoons  hoisin sauce
  • 1/4  Cup  low-sodium soy sauce

For the burgers

  • 1  Teaspoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  porcini mushroom powder
  • 9  Ounces  button mushrooms
  • 12  Ounces  portobello mushrooms
  • 9  Ounces  shiitake mushroom caps
  • Butter, as needed
  • Dash of  lemon juice
  • 12  Ounces  beef chuck, ground
  • 9  Ounces  beef short rib, ground
  • 9  Ounces  beef brisket, ground
  • Rosemary and thyme sprigs (optional)
  • brioche or burger buns
  • Caramelized onions, sliced Gruyère cheese, bread-and-butter pickles, for toppings
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

For the the mushroom mayonnaise

Simmer the button mushrooms in the cream for 15 minutes. Purée the mixture in a blender until completely smooth. Add the mayonnaise and seasonings and combine thoroughly.

For the mushroom ketchup

In a pot, boil the curry powder, soy sauce, shiitake stems, and water until it reduces to approximately ½ cup of liquid. Strain and add the ketchup, hoisin sauce, and orange juice. Stir until combined and smooth.

For the burgers

In a small bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients and set aside. 

In a pan with high-quality butter, roast the mushroom blend until golden. Then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Place on a paper towel and cool. In a grinder, grind the roasted mushrooms. Alternatively, use a food processor and grind until fine. Use paper towel to blot out any remaining moisture.

Gently fold the cooked mushroom grind and beef grind together. Form the meat mixture into eight ¾-inch-thick patties. Season the burgers with the spice blend and salt and pepper on both sides. Cook in a pan or on a hot grill for 3-4 minutes per side. If cooking in a pan, toss in a pat of butter and sprigs of rosemary and thyme. Baste the burger as it cooks.

Toast the brioche or burger buns in butter or olive oil. Spread the Mushroom Ketchup and Mushroom Mayo on the bottom bun. Next, add caramelized onions followed by burger patty topped with melted Gruyère cheese. Finish with bread-and-butter pickles and top bun.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
40%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
127mg
42%
Carbohydrate, by difference
41g
32%
Protein
35g
76%
Vitamin A, RAE
114µg
16%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
119mg
12%
Choline, total
124mg
29%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
59µg
15%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
60mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
4mg
80%
Phosphorus, P
303mg
43%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
48µg
87%
Sodium, Na
1375mg
92%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
371g
14%
Zinc, Zn
9mg
100%

Burger Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Burger Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.

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