Mushroom Merlot Burger
Ingredients icon 18 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 4 servings
Time icon 55 minutes

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)

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots

  • 1 cup Merlot or other dry red wine

  • 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

Preparation

  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 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°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.

    Recipe and photo as seen in The Healthy Beef Cookbook, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Nutrition Information

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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