Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Swiss & 'Shroom Bacon Cheeseburgers

If you know me, you know I am not one to shy away from a 'mans' meal. A bacon cheeseburger covered in sauteed portobello mushrooms and Swiss cheese is just my style. If you were ever looking for a perfect mix of burger toppings, I think I can confidently say, I might have found one of my favorites. First off, who doesn't love a slice or two of crispy bacon on top of a burger - hell, on top of just about anything. Add that to the melted cheese and the mushrooms and you have got yourself a burger fit for a king.

Recipe yields 6 burgers

6 large beef burger patties
6 slices of bacon
12 slices of Swiss cheese
8 oz sliced portobello mushrooms
6 rolls

You can cook your burgers in the broiler or on the stove. As my broiler will be occupied soon, I threw the burgers in a skillet with a drop of water in the bottom of each. Cover the skillet and cook on medium heat for 5-6 minutes and then flip the burgers and repeat. After about 10 minutes, remove the cover and drain any excess fat. Raise the heat to get a nice char on the outside of your burgers.

Meanwhile, add a drop of olive oil to another skillet and throw in your sliced mushrooms. Saute until softened and fragrant.

Heat your broil to maximum heat. Slice all of your buns and line half of them with cheese and the other half with the mushrooms. Once the mushrooms are arranged, cover that side with a few slices of cheese as well.

Place the buns under the broiler for no more than 4 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on them as it does not take long for the cheese to burn. Once melted and bubbly, they are ready to come out.

Now it is time to construct your burger. First comes the bottom roll with cheese only and then of course the burger patty.

Add your crispy strips of bacon.

And top it all off with the top bun that has the mushroom glued down with cheese.

Serve alongside fries or chips and Enjoy!

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