Years ago I remember watching a television interview with nutritionist, Michael Pollan who said that you could eat as much junk food as you wanted, as long as you made it yourself. I think the idea was that the time and effort involved would deter people from doing it too often! While I do enjoy the odd take-away I much prefer to make those types of meals myself anyway – they taste so much better when home made and do not have to take hours to put together. Burgers would definitely fall into that category, but in my humble burger-loving opinion I am not sure that today’s recipe could be considered junk food at all.
There is more to this burger than meets the eye. Enter the brilliant mushroom! In this recipe I have included equal quantities of beef mince and rich portabellini mushrooms to lower the fat content and give the burgers a delicious, earthy flavour. These patties can be mixed up in minutes in your food processor and freeze well too, making them perfect for a quick weeknight supper. Adding mushrooms to your homemade burger patties is an easy way to sneak extra veggies into the kids’ meals too.
Burger night just went gourmet! Keep an eye on the blog for the next #JoinTheBlendTrend recipe coming soon.
BEEF AND PORTABELLINI BURGERS WITH BRIE
For the patties:
- 200g portabellini mushrooms
- 40g onion
- ½ tsp thyme leaves
- 200g beef mince
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
- oil for frying
- 4 ciabatta rolls
- 4 tbsp onion marmalade
- micro leaves or rocket
- 8 slices brie
5 thoughts on “Beef and portabellini burgers with brie”
I could have burgers for supper every night! With the price of meat it's a great idea to use equal quantities of mushroom with the added benefit of sneaking extra veggies into the meal. Very clever T 😉 xx
Thanks my friend! I'm so with you there, burgers are the best!
Yum just yum!
Thanks Jenny 🙂