Porcini Burgers with Caramelized Onions

Author: Canadian Living

Thanks to the mushrooms, this has the taste of luxury. If that doesn't make it special enough, Chive Mayonnaise (recipe follows) and caramelized onions will.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Get Grilling: Summer 2007

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pkg (14 g) dried porcini mushroom
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 small onion grated
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 4 whole grain buns
Caramelized Onions:
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Method

Caramelized Onions: In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saut?nions, thyme, salt and pepper for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; fry, stirring often, until golden, 20 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days. Rewarm.)

Meanwhile, in clean coffee or spice grinder, grind mushrooms until powdery. Transfer to bowl. Beat in egg and water; stir in bread crumbs, onion, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix just until combined. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator.)

Place patties on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160°F (71°C), 12 to 14 minutes. Top patties with caramelized onions. Sandwich in buns.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 738 mg
  • Protein 28 g
  • Calories 414.0
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Cholesterol 110 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 29 g

%RDI

  • Iron 26.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 18.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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