Some of my fondest memories of dating Will was the two us cooking together, trying new recipes and more often than not, dancing in the kitchen. Just like music, food invokes memories that last with us for a lifetime. I think this is one of the reasons I love to cook. We come together to eat, talk and share life. This burger recipe was one of those many cherished meals we made together. We vowed we write it down and remember. Though it’s taken a few years to write it down, it certainly has been remembered. Enjoy!
- 12 ounces 93%-lean ground beef
- 2 cups finely chopped portobello mushroom caps, (about 2), gills removed
- 3 tablespoons plain dry breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, or ½ teaspoon dried
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a broiler pan with foil.
- Gently mix beef, mushrooms, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire, thyme, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until combined. Shape into 4 patties and place on the prepared pan. Broil until cooked though, 4 to 6 minutes per side.
- Meanwhile, toast bread. Rub each slice of toast with garlic.
- Place 1 patty on each piece of toast, top each with 2 teaspoons relish and cover with a slice of cheese. Remove foil and place the sandwiches on the pan; broil until the cheese is just melted, 30 to 60 seconds.
Slightly Adapted from Eating Well