Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blackbean Patty with Mushrooms $6.00

Ive been sitting on the baseball fields all day for a travel baseball 11u tournement, just smelling the burgers cooking, thinking of my own burger I am going to enjoy tonight. We allready made these burgers a few months back and we all absolutely loved them, so we arent changing the basic recipe, however, we are going to change the topping. Tonight we are going for a simple, yet delicious mushroom topping. I love sauteed mushrooms, and the great thing about them is all the ways they can be served-over chicken, steak, salmon, pasta, rice, etc.....A little crumbled blue cheese will make it even better....
Blackbean burger recipe(previously done)
cost $2.31

1 lb button mushrooms $1.99
2 garlic cloves minced .15
1 tablespoon olive oil .20
2 tsp balsamic vinegar .10
1 tsp parsley .05
salt and pepper
1/4 cup blue cheese $1.20
heat olive oil in skillet, add garlic on low, saute for five minutes
add mushrooms, balsamic, salt, pepper
saute for 12-15 minutes or until mushrooms are soft
remove from heat, add parsley

Top burger with mushrooms

Alternate version -
I didn't want to do the same cumin spiced black bean burger - I wanted to try a new flavor of a GREAT discovery! i wanted a warmer, woodsier flavor
I made the following:
Mushroom Black Bean Burgers (serves 6)
8 baby bella mushrooms, diced FINELY
2 ounce blue cheese
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 egg white

Combine above in a food processor bowl. Pulse until mashed and blended - not over processed.
Make into six patties and place into a non-stick frying pan (as many as your pan will accomodate - mine did three) and cook for 5-7 minutes per side.
heat frying pan, then add:
1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms thick slices
1/2 cup white button mushrooms, thick slices
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
heat thoroughly, adding more balsamic if appropriate/necessary until the mushrooms brown, then add
1/4 cup blue cheese to mushrooms, still in the pan, and shut off heat - leave on side burner until mushroom black burgers are done cooking.
Put a patty on a bun, top with 1/4 mushroom/blue cheese mix, cover with bun top, serve with a small romaine salad with 1 tsp balsamic vin and 1 tsp good olive oil for each person.

1 comment:

  1. the picture is on my "woodsier" burger, but you of course can't tell because the awesome mushrooms and blue are blended into the patty so well. They were great!