Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins
Well it's Saturday night and I couldn't find a burger that just sounded right for me so I played around a bit and came up with this one - It is not earth shaking NEW but combines my favorite condiments and a couple of sauces etc. Important ! Use good quality lean minced beef. I like to cover my burger in the pan, but some say it makes the burger taste like meat loaf so I say cook your burger as you like to - BBQ, grill, pan fry open - it's up to you and your taste buds. I like to make 6 oz patties so add 1/2 lb meat if you do too.
- 1 lb minced lean beef
- 4 fresh garlic cloves, squashed or 2 tablespoons chopped prepared fried garlic
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce (I used Denzil's Kamakazi)
- 8 slices bacon, cut in half
- 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
- salt & pepper
- 8 slices tomatoes
- 8 slices cheese
- 4 slices sweet onions (1/4-inch thick)
- mixed baby lettuces and spring greens or lettuce, of your choice enough to cover 4 buns
- 4 kaiser rolls or 4 your favorite hamburger buns
- Mix your hamburger meat with the Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and garlic, season with salt and pepper form into 4 patties.
- Turn your element on high and start to pan fry your patties, fry the bacon along side.
- When the pan starts smoking turn to medium heat (5 on my electric stove) and flip the burger and bacon, drain off a bit of the bacon grease.
- Add mushrooms and cover the pan, continue cooking on medium heat for approx 5 minutes, flip burger again, turn heat to 1 and continue to finish cooking the burger.
- Meanwhile melt your cheese on the buns under the broiler--don't burn!
- You are now ready to assemble all the goodies.
- Place burger on bottom half of the bun top with mushrooms.
- On the top half of the bun place lettuce, tomato, onion and bacon.
- For easy consumption cut each burger into four.
- Serve with oven fries.
Yum! What's not to love with the bacon, mushrooms, cheese and tomatoes on this burger. I pan-fried mine and assembled this great burger. Needed lots of napkins to eat it! Thanks Bergy for a nice dinner. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Tag.
Delicious burger! The initial high heat sealed in the juices and cheese and browned the outside of the burger patty nicely. The kraut browned slightly and picked up some of the flavor of the bacon grease. The bacon itself was a great addition, both for flavor and texture - I liked the little bit of crunch. Tasty and filling - thanks, Bergy! Made for PAC Spring 2008 ~Sue
You have all of our favorites in this burger. What could be better than bacon, mushrooms, and melting, gooey swiss cheese on top of a spicy patty? I did wimp out a bit with the hot sauce and only use 1 teaspoon. I also sauteed a few onions in the pan with the mushrooms. A defite keeper of a recipe! Thank you Bergy!