I don’t eat hamburgers often, so when I do, I want them to be tasty, and this burger delivers.
1 pound Ground Beef
½ tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 sliced Onion
2 tsp Olive Oil
Provolone or Swiss Cheese
Sautee the sliced onions in olive oil until caramelized. While the onions cook, prepare the burgers.
Chop the mushrooms finely or use a food processor.
Mix the mushrooms, onion & garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire Sauce with the ground beef. Make sure it is well combined.
Portion into 4 burgers. Preheat the grill. Add a pinch of salt & pepper and place seasoned side down on the grill. Cook 3-5 minutes per side depending on how done you want them. When you flip them, salt & pepper the other side.
In the last minute of cooking add cheese. Serve with onions.
The addition of mushrooms allows you to use leaner ground beef so choose the beef you feel most comfortable cooking remembering the higher the fat content the juicer, but more flames on the grill. If you do use lean ground beef, make sure to combine all the ingredients well but don't over-mix. Leaner burgers tend to fall apart when not mixed thoroughly.
You can use any bread or cheese of your choice, but I like the sharp flavors both the cheeses suggested and sourdough bread brings to the burger.
I am not a condiment lover, but feel free to add whatever you like. Personally, this burger is so flavorful, that you may want to try it first before adding your condiments.