David has always been really good at making burgers, but last night he took it to a whole new level of awesomeness. I messaged him in the afternoon and asked him what he wanted for supper and he replied “banting burgers”. I then suggested we try using those giant mushrooms as buns. When we skip the roll we often just use lettuce and it’s often so disappointing. It’s also like we’re just eating meat balls and lettuce for supper. He totally agreed and went to the shop to get these giant mushrooms. I got to help with the putting together part of the burgers, as well as the mushroom part which was lots of fun. I love cooking with him.
Here’s how to make David’s amazing burgers.
For the burger patty you need;
- 1 pack of mince
- 1 egg
- 1 onion diced
Mix all the ingredients together, best done with your hands. Then make burger patty size balls. David uses a round ring thing my mom gave him for making patties, but a mug works just as well. Fry evenly until cooked to your liking. I like my burgers wells done but some like it a bit more rare than how I like it.
David found a really yummy way of cooking the mushrooms for the buns, (this is the link he used for direction). Here’s what we used and how we did it.
- 1 x pack of Portobello mushrooms (the big ones)
- 1 onion diced
- Olive oil
- Balsalmic reduction (we never had balsamic vinegar so we improvised)
Dice the onion and mix with olive oil and balsamic reduction/vinegar. Add to frying pan and gently fry mushrooms for about five minutes. You can scoop some mixture over the mushrooms, I just flipped them.
Once the mushrooms and burger patties were done we put our burgers together. We put lettuce, chipped up tomato, mozzarella and mashed up avo on our burgers. I like to dip my burger in the mayonnaise and tomato sauce, but if you prefer you can add it to the burger as well.
These were AMAZING! I think this will be the way we do burgers from now onwards… or most of the time. Every now and then you need to do it properly and have a roll with it.
Let me know what your favourite toppings for burgers are, and how this recipe turns out for you.