Looking for a leaner and moist beef burger? These Portobello Beef Burgers use minced mushrooms to substitute for additional ground beef, which results in a light texture and lots of welcome added moisture.
It’s prime time grilling season around here, as corn and peaches are in full swing everywhere you look and the temperature is still high.
I have never shared a beef burger recipe on here before, as I have never been quite satisfied enough with the moisture content of beef without buying high fat meat or leaving it too undercooked for my liking.
As many people use portobello mushrooms as substitutes for burgers, I had the idea to combine minced mushrooms in the burger meat – not only to stretch the meat itself, but also to add moisture and a nice texture. I think you guys will love this small healthy twist that still brings you an awesome, meaty burger!
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 8 ounces portobello mushroom caps (about 3 large)
- ¼ cup diced sweet onion
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 large egg
- Salt and pepper as desired
- Add ground beef to a bowl and set aside.
- Mince mushrooms finely, or pulse them in a food processor, until they are very finely minced and resemble pebbles.
- Cook the mushroom mixture in a dry pan for 5-7 minutes on medium high heat, until moisture is no longer evaporating from them and the mixture has darkened in color. Remove from heat and let cool. Use a paper towel to squeeze any additional moisture out.
- Prepare your diced onion and other ingredients. To the bowl with the ground beef, add the mushrooms and the rest of the ingredients. Mix everything together carefully with your hands and form into 6 patties.
- Refrigerate the patties for 30 minutes on a paper towel lined plate. This will ensure they don't fall apart on the grill.
- Grill the burgers on high heat for 3 minutes on the first side, and an additional 4 min after flipping.
As you can tell, summer food isn’t over around here anytime soon. I want to continue to encourage you guys to eat seasonally so I’m sharing a few more of my favorite summer recipes before the temps cool down again.
If you haven’t had a meal of just grilled food yet, let this post be your inspiration! These Portobello Beef Burgers are juicy and light – and are perfect sandwiched in a bun or on a salad with a side of grilled peaches and corn.
Having just stocked up at the farmers’ market with peaches, I have a feeling grilled peaches are going to accompany most meals around here for the next week! (Psst – sauté some and top your 3-ingredient pancakes!).