Burger Elegance With Mushroom Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Elegant, gourmet bunless burgers (or you can call them hamburger steaks) topped with a yummy mushroom and onion sauce. These burgers are excellent for entertaining because they look so fancy, and taste even fancier!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, chopped onion, garlic, bell pepper, serrano, parsley, 1/2 the pepper jack cheese, egg, Worcestershire and grill seasoning in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix gently until all ingredients are combined well.
  3. Form 4 fat patties.
  4. Drizzle olive oil on a platter and coat both sides of the patties with the oil.
  5. Place patties in a hot (medium high flame) skillet. Don't move them! Let the patties caramelize on one side before flipping, then let them caramelize on the other side.
  6. When patties are done, transfer to a platter. Top each patty with 1/4 of the remaining cheese. Cover with a foil tent and place into a warm oven to melt the cheese. The foil tent helps the patties retain their juiciness.
  7. In the same skillet, drizzle in the remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil.
  8. Saute the onions and mushrooms until the mushrooms are a nice, rich brown, then season with salt and pepper.
  9. Deglaze the pan with wine, scraping up all the tasty brown bits. Let the alcohol cook off.
  10. Stir in Worcestershire, milk and mustard. The mixture will thicken up quickly.
  11. Gloss the sauce by dropping the butter into the pan in small chunks and letting it melt. When all the butter is melted, give the pan a final stir.
  12. When you plate the patties, spoon the onion mushroom sauce over each patty.
  13. Garnish with fresh chives.
  14. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Great sauce! I used frozen burgers because I was in a hurry but they turned out delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!

sassyschu December 06, 2012

My review is for the sauce only. (I had ready burgers that had pretty much the same ingredients). This was a delicious sauce. I substituted half-and-half for the milk, and used a red onion, because I had one, but otherwise followed the recipe. An easy way to dress up any burger patty. I think it would be great with pork chops, too.

duonyte January 06, 2008

These were really good. My husband, who hates leftovers, said "I wouldn't mind if we had these again tomorrow night." If I could, I'd give this more than five stars! I didn't have the steak seasoning, but Shari (raisdbywolvz) says it's about equal parts fresh ground pepper, kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder and coriander. I didn't have coriander or the serrano pepper, so I put a pinch of chili powder in instead. Yum!

puppitypup January 04, 2007