Burger me! That’s what my husband and I always say when we’re craving a good burger. Burgers are a food that never go out of style because you can change them up with your mood. These cheesy mushroom turkey burgers are easy to make and so darn delicious. They’re made in a skillet on the stove top in a matter of minutes, and taste better than anything you’ll find at your local drive-thru that’s for sure.
It all starts with good ground turkey, 20% dark meat at least, if you can find it. Pat the patties together and salt and pepper on both sides. Sauté mushrooms in the skillet first, then leave what ever butter remnants are left to cook the turkey patties. Pile the mushrooms high on top of each burger – and I mean as many as will fit. Then, place a slice of good swiss cheese on top and put a lid on the pan. Steam until the cheese is oozing down the sides of the patty, and the center of the burger is cooked through. It might look a bit like a science experiment before you place them on a mayonnaise-d bun with deep green baby spinach leaves bellowing out below. Then, take a bite – a few mushrooms may escape along with some juices from the burger, but that’s what napkins are for.
1 pound – 80/20 ground turkey or all dark meat
4 burger buns, any variety
1 pound button, crimini or baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1/2 white onion, sliced
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
salt & pepper
- Divide turkey into four portions. Pat into burgers with a dent in center, place on a plate. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides. Toast buns in oven for 5 minutes, remove.
- In a large iron skillet, add butter and place over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onions, sauté for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Continue to cook for 3 minutes, or until soft tender. Remove from skillet and place in bowl.
- Add turkey patties to skillet and cook for 4 minutes. Flip and spoon sauteed mushrooms and 1 slice of swiss on top. Repeat for each patty.
- Cover with lid and let cook for 3 minutes. Remove lid and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until cheese barely touches pan and becomes slightly crispy.
- Spread each half bun with mayonnaise and mustard. Top one side with cheesy mushroom patty and other side with spinach. Bring together in harmony. Enjoy!