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The Classy Burger #BurgerMonth

Servings: 2 burgers
Author: Samantha Ferraro

Ingredients

  • 1/2-3/4 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbled
  • 1 small onion I used red, sliced thin
  • 1 cup button or cremini mushrooms sliced thin
  • 2 Tb butter
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 2 brioche buns
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for drizzling

Spicy Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 Tb ketchup
  • 1 Tb sriracha
  • 1 Tb horseradish

Instructions

  • Form ground beef into 2 patties, lightly working the meat together. Make a small indent with your thumb in the middle of the burger. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, drizzle with olive oil and add butter. Add sliced onions and begin to cook on medium heat until the onions begin to soften, about 5-6 minutes. Next add the sliced mushrooms and season with salt and pepper, Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until the mushrooms begin to soften. Next and the red wine and turn up the heat a bit to cook off the alcohol and reduce the wine. Continue cooking on medium until the onions and mushrooms are fork tender but still have a nice bite. taste for seasoning.
  • In another small skillet, drizzle olive oil and add the cherry tomtoes and garlic cloves. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on high until the tomatoes begin to blister and are tender. When done, set aside.
  • Next, cook the burgers on medium-high grill for 4-5 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Top with blue cheese for the last minute, covering so the cheese melts. Rest burgers on a plate and while the burgers are resting, grill the insides of the brioche buns.
  • To make the spicy sauce, mix all ingredients together.
  • To build your burger, spread some spicy sauce on the bottom bun, add tomatoes, burger and top with caramelized onions and mushrooms.