Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Stuffed Beef Burgers

burger, bbq, mushrooms
The weather has been so warm it reminded me of Summer! I thought of making something light for dinner and remembered that I made some meatballs last year that were each stuffed with a cherry tomato. They were really delicious and juicy! This year, I went a bit further and stuffed some beef burgers with stir fried mushrooms. Oh my they were so good! They were juicy, well seasoned and tasted like they have been flame-grilled. This burger will definitely be on our barbecue menu this year!

burger, bbq, mushrooms
(Makes 5)


2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 Shallots, finely chopped
2tsp Dried Parsley
3 Large Mushrooms (approx 8cm dia.) or 7 normal sized, finely diced
Salt and Black Pepper to season

400g Lean Beef Mince
1 Egg
2tsp Dried Parsley
1 cube Beef Stock, finely grounded
3Tbsp Dried Bread Crumbs
1 Shallot, finely chopped
1/2tsp Ground White Pepper
1tsp Salt


1. Turn on the fire to high and heat a frying pan with a teaspoon of oil. Add garlic and shallots and fry until fragrant.

2. Add the mushrooms and parsley, and fry until the liquid has mostly evaporated. Season with salt and pepper, then remove from heat. They should be cooked but dry.

3. Spread it thinly on a plate to cool.

4. Mix the minced beef, egg, parsley, beef stock, bread crumbs, shallot, white pepper and salt together until combined. Split the meat into equal portions.

5. Take a portion of mince, knead it into a ball and then flatten it into a disc, with the centre being thicker.

6. Stuff about 3 teaspoons of fried mushroom in the middle and wrap the mince up. Roll it back into a ball then flatten it into a burger shape. Do this for all your burgers.

7. Wrap the plate of burgers up and leave it in the fridge until it is time to serve.

8. Heat a big frying pan on medium-low fire, with 3 tablespoons of oil. Fry the burgers until browned on each side and cooked inside to your liking. (I left mine on for 3-4 minutes on each side)

9. Serve with salad or boiled vegetables, and toasted buns or any form of cooked potatoes.