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Grilled Porcini Mushroom Burgers

Makes: 6 servings Yield: 6 burgers
Prep 30 mins Grill 14 mins
Grilled Porcini Mushroom Burgers
Ingredients
  • 1  ounce  dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2  pounds  extra lean ground beef
  • 1/4  cup  snipped fresh basil
  • 1  teaspoon  snipped fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  kosher salt
  • 1  teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 1 - 2  tablespoons  purchased garlic-flavored olive oil
  • 6  purchased thick olive focaccia bread wedges
  • 1/2  cup  shredded Asiago or mozzarella cheese
  • 1  recipe Tomato Relish
Directions

1. Place mushrooms in a small bowl; cover with boiling water. Let soak for 10 minutes. Drain, rinse well, and chop. Set aside.

2. Combine chopped porcini mushrooms, ground beef, basil, thyme, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well. Shape into 6 patties about 3/4-inch thick. Brush patties with garlic oil.

3. Place burger patties on the lightly oiled rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 14 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in centers registers 160 degree F, turning burgers once halfway through grilling.

4. Place focaccia wedges on the grill rack; grill for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted. Remove burgers and focaccia from grill. Place each burger on a wedge of focaccia; sprinkle immediately with cheese. Spoon Tomato Relish on top. Makes 6 burgers.

From the Test KitchenTest Kitchen Tip:
  • If dried porcini mushrooms are not available, substitute thinly sliced and cooked button mushrooms.
Tomato Relish

Yield: 2-1/2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1/2  medium yellow tomato, chopped
  • 1/2  medium red tomato, chopped
  • 1  cup cut-up cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4  cup  finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1  tablespoon  white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4  teaspoon  coarse salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
Directions

1. In a medium mixing bowl stir together yellow tomato, red tomato, cherry tomatoes, sweet onion, olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Makes about 2-1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Grilled Porcini Mushroom Burgers)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 540,
  • Fat, total (g) 30,
  • chol. (mg) 115,
  • sat. fat (g) 11,
  • carb. (g) 31,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 37,
  • vit. A (IU) 340,
  • vit. C (mg) 10,
  • sodium (mg) 980,
  • calcium (mg) 151,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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