Saturday, July 2, 2011

My Indoor Burger Recipe

While I love to grill things, sometimes the weather just does not cooperate.
I have come up with a really good indoor burger recipe that is very tasty!
If you are on a diet, don't even bother messing with this one.

One thing that I have noticed with ground beef is that if you mix it like you are kneading bread it will become stiff when you cook it, so now I use a fork to separate the hamburger while incorporating the fixings into it.

I am making Mushroom Swiss Burgers here, if you don't like mushrooms or Swiss cheese you can use any kind of cheese in it's place. Cheddar is a wonderful substitute.

After you've forked up your meat, add onion flakes to taste (I like a good heaping Tablespoon per pound of meat), 3/4 package of Au Jus gravy mix, 2 tablespoons of water and one Cup of shredded Swiss cheese. The Cheese is not green, the bowl is!

Fork it up!

Cover and place in fridge.

I like to use fresh mushrooms whenever possible. Slice and saute mushrooms in butter until they scream "Yummy!"  Well, maybe they won't actually scream, but your taste buds may argue a bit.
Sprinkle some onion flakes in.
Mix the rest of the Au Jus gravy packet into 1/2 cup of water and pour over mushrooms. Simmer until reduced and thickened. After the burgers are done you can also add the drippings and simmer that down.

Form your burgers and place on a foil lined baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.

With 10 minutes left toast your buns. I do this like a grilled cheese sandwich.

When your burgers are done place on buns, add another slice of cheese (if you are a cheese junky like I am) smother with the mushrooms and serve with a napkin. These are deliciously messy!
If you want to wow your family, this could do it.
This last picture was taken before the cheese had a chance to melt.
This is just the kick off to our holiday weekend.

Thank you for stopping by.
If you enjoy this recipe please share it with others.
Dee Dee


  1. Looks good, I'll have to try this. I just smash hamburger up in my hand throw in oven then slap on some whole wheat or rye bread. Topped with cheese and a onion and pickle slice.

  2. I will try this but will substitute the meat for a bean paste mix!!