25 July, 2016
Let’s talk stuffed burgers! I’ve never made stuffed burgers, ever. I remember my mom making a stuffed burger when I was a kid, but I also remember her only making it like once because it was so much more difficult than just a regular burger.
I found a recipe for Juicy Lucy Stroganoff Burgers on the Cookpad website quite a while back, but I was super apprehensive about making it. But I decided to throw caution to the wind and make the damn things. And here’s how it went…
I started out by sautéing the bella mushrooms in butter until brown. Then it was the onions turn, sautéing until caramelized which ends up being about 15 minutes or so. Set these both aside, as we won’t use them again until constructing the burgers.
To make the meat, I mixed together hamburger, garlic, onion powder and S+P. The author uses a 1/3 measuring cup to divide the meat up. Roll the measured meat into balls, place on a piece of wax paper and flatten with a plate (or a press, if you have it). Golf the cheese in half twice and place on a meat patty and cover with another patty. Make sure to seal well, as you don’t want to lose any of the cheese! Grill until desired doneness.
While they are cooking, butter and toast your buns (I used onion buns). When burgers are done, make sure to let them rest 10-15 minutes. Place on bun and top with onions, mushrooms and sour cream.
Lets get down to it! I was very weary about using american cheese to stuff this burger…but I wanted to follow the recipe. It was actually very good. It was ooey and gooey, like it was meant to be. But I think this could be something you could switch up if you wanted to, so I may use a different cheese next time (because I will definitely be making this again). So, this was not only the first time I made a stuffed burger, but the first time I ever put sour cream on a burger! It provided the most creamiest topping, mixed with the caramelized onions, that I have ever tasted on a burger. The earthy taste from the mushrooms grounded the flavor profile and tied everything together. This was indeed a hearty sandwich that is calling out for you to make it before summers over!
Follow this link to get the recipe https://cookpad.com/us/recipes/336528-juicy-lucy-stroganoff-burgers