Au poivre is a French dish of pepper-crusted steak. We highlight similar savory flavors in these juicy beef burgers.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Shape beef into six 3/4-inch-thick patties. Sprinkle one side of each patty with coarsely ground black pepper, gently pressing pepper into meat. Cover; chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.

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  • In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat; add mushrooms. Cook without stirring for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. Stir in shallots and garlic; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes more. Sprinkle with flour, stirring to coat.

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  • Add wine; stir to scrape up browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until nearly dry. Stir in broth and thyme. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; carefully add Cognac and butter. Return to heat; stir until butter is melted. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Keep warm.

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  • Season patties with salt. For a charcoal or gas grill, grill patties on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 14 to 18 minutes or until done (160°F to 165°F),* turning once halfway through grilling.

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  • To serve, place arugula on bun bottoms. Top with patties and mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Add bun tops.

*TEST KITCHEN TIP:

The internal color of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A beef, veal, lamb, or pork patty cooked to 160°F is safe, regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a patty, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the patty to a depth of 2 to 3 inches.

Nutrition Facts

699 calories; 46 g total fat; 18 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 21 g monounsaturated fat; 126 mg cholesterol; 629 mg sodium. 787 mg potassium; 28 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 35 g protein; 2 g trans fatty acid; 437 IU vitamin a; 4 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 11 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 85 mcg folate; 4 mcg vitamin b12; 182 mg calcium; 6 mg iron;

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