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Mushroom Merlot Burger Recipe

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Course: Main Course
Total Time: Under 1 Hour
Skill Level: Moderate
Cost: Moderate
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Mushroom Merlot Burger

Photo by: Hans Rott

Use 95% lean ground beef for a protein packed meal. Portobello mushrooms and red wine are umami-rich ingredients that complement the natural flavors of beef. Serve on thick French bread for a unique take on a classic.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound ground beef (95% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • 4 slices French bread, cut diagonally 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 ounces goat cheese (1/2 cup)
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 cup Sutter Home Family Vineyards Merlot
  • 1/4 cup ready-to-serve beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper   

Directions

1. To prepare sauce, 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.

2. 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.

3. 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 in center of grid; grill 11 to 13 minutes until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Place bread slices on grid; grill until toasted, turning once.

4. 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.

Notes

Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc, and a good source of fiber.


© 2006 American Dietetic Association and National Cattlemen's Beef Association
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutritional information is provided by the author.

Nutrition information per serving: 454 calories; 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 79 mg cholesterol; 557 mg sodium; 40 g carbohydrate; 3.5 g fiber; 33 g protein; 11.5 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.2 mcg vitamin B12; 5.2 mg iron; 50.6 mcg selenium; 6.7 mg zinc.

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