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Mushroom Merlot Burger

Russ Myers


Lean ground beef patties are grilled alongside portabello mushrooms and slices of French bread for a unique twist on a classic mushroom burger.


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4 Servings
20 Min
35 Min


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1 lb
ground beef
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsley
1/8 tsp
each, salt and pepper
4 large
portabello mushrooms
4 slice
french bread, cut diagonally 1/2- inch thick
1/2 c
(2 ounces) goat cheese
leaves romaine lettuce
chopped fresh parsley (optional)


1 tsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
minced shallots
1 c
merlot or other dry red wine
1/4 c
beef broth
2 tsp
fresh thyme, chopped
1 Tbsp
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
each salt and pepper

How to Make Mushroom Merlot Burger


  • 1Sauce:
    Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over low heat. Add shallots; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until caramelized.

    Stir in wine, broth and thyme. Cook over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup.

    Combine butter and flour; whisk into sauce. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover; keep warm.
  • 2Burgers:
    Combine ground beef, 2 tablespoons parsley, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly, but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2- inch thick patties. Set aside.

    Place mushrooms on grid over medium, ash-covered coals; grill, uncovered, 16 to 18 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. About 10 minutes before mushrooms are done, move mushrooms to outer edge of grid.

    Place patties on center of the grid; grill 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160 degrees F, turning occasionally.

    Place bread slices on grid; grill until toasted, turning once.

    Reheat sauce, if necessary. Spread 1/2 of cheese on toasted bread slices. Top each with lettuce leaf, mushroom and burger; drizzle evenly with sauce. Crumble remaining goat cheese over tops; sprinkle with parsley, as desired.

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About Mushroom Merlot Burger

Course/Dish: Beef, Vegetables, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom

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