Louisiana Swamp Burger

"This authentic recipe is from my hometown of Houma, LA (about 70 miles south of New Orleans). This is great for just about any occasion. Don't let the name fool ya, this burger is to die for."
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  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, put the first 5 ingredients, Mix Well.
  • Shape meat into burgers, grill.
  • Sautee' onions and mushrooms until soft.
  • prepare brown gravy mix as directed on package.
  • Serve hot on a hamburger bun.
  • Place onions/mushrooms on top of burgers, then cheeses, then pour on desired amount of gravy.
  • Add condiments as desired.
  • This is also great with lettuce/ tomatoes/ pickles.

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  1. Terri Newell
    We really liked these burgers. As others have mentioned, it seemed like too much meat for only two servings. We made six burgers, to serve three people, and it was just right. I especially liked the sauteed mushrooms and onions on top. Definitely a do-over recipe for us!
  2. mystere2e
    Gotta give props to a fellow Louisianian (I'm from Baton Rouge)! The gravy reminds me of a roast beef po-boy, this makes your recipe authentic New Orleans! I would use more spice but otherwise it's a great recipe. WHO DAT!!
  3. Sparky Duck
    Not bad, though in the end, it is just a burger.
  4. seahorse73
    Thanks so much for posting this, GREAT!!!!!
  5. CulinaryExplorer
    This is a fantastic burger! A bit messy, but doesn't the name sorta imply that anyway lol. Up here in the northwest you don't run into gravy on burgers and I really loved that addition! The sauteed mushrooms and onions were also very good. I made 4 patties out of the burger and I used pepper jack instead of monteray jack cheese. I also melted the cheese onto the patties for the last minute or so in my foreman grill. We use onion buns for this and they were perfect! We topped them with lettuce and pickle as suggested and felt they went well with the rest. For the seasoning salt we actually used Mrs. Dash extra spicy blend. Served with fries for a great meal!



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