Mushroom Swiss Cheese Burgers
Serves: 4 medium burgers
- 1½ pounds of ground beef ( lean or extra lean-your choice)
- ¾ teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of fresh cracked pepper
- ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon of onion powder
- ½ teaspoon of rubbed rosemary leaves
- pinch of red pepper flakes (optional-but recommended)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 cup of sliced cremini mushrooms
- 4 (or more) slices of Swiss cheese
- 4 best soft burger buns
- Choice of condiments : mayo, mustard, ketchup , ranch (or your choice)
- Choice of toppings: Arugula, sliced red onions,sliced tomatoes (or your choice)
- Prepare the burgers by adding all the seasoning spices to the ground beef : the salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders, rosemary and red pepper flakes (if using). And shape your patties to your desired thickness and size.
- Preheat a skillet ( or grill pan) over medium high heat and add in the olive oil. Sauté the mushrooms with a pinch of salt for just a minute, then remove on to a plate and set aside.
- To that same skillet (or grill pan) add the burger patties ( no need to add an extra oil).
- Sear the burgers for about 5 minutes and flip them. Sear for an extra 5-7 minutes ( you might end up searing for 7 minutes per side if you prefer a thick burger) until the burgers are just cooked.
- Lower the heat to medium low and divide the sautéed mushrooms on top of the burgers. Then place a slice ( or more) of swiss cheese over them.
- Cover the skillet with a lid or tent loosely with aluminum foil for just 30 seconds until the cheese melts. Turn off the heat.
- Slice the burger buns and slather them with your favourite condiments and pile on your favourite toppings.
- Then place the burger on top at the centre of the bun.