Growing Chefs! Ontario Umami Mushroom and Beef Burgers

Umami Mushroom and Beef Burgers

Umami is the mystery sense; an indescribable deliciousness that leaves you wanting more. This burger recipe will be one of the best burgers you ever taste. Mushrooms are one of the most umami rich foods and pair perfectly with other umami foods like tomato, parmesan and anchovy.
6 burgers
2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 pound mushroom, sliced1 tablespoon soy sauce1 tablespoon anchovy paste1 tablespoon tomato paste1 tablespoon roasted garlic1/2 teaspoon black pepper1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated1 1/2 pounds ground beef1 egg1 cup oats salt to taste
bowls of various sizescutting boardchefs knife or paring knifemeasuring cupsmeasuring spoonsfood processorlarge frying panwooden spoongraterflipper spatulabaking sheetparchment paperdish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Thinly slice the mushrooms and set aside.

Grate the parmesan cheese with the regular sized holes of a grater.

Crack the egg.

Measure out oats and place in the bowl of the food processor. Pulse the oats until ground into a flour, and set aside.

Measure out olive oil separately. In another bowl, measure out soy sauce, anchovy paste, tomato paste, roasted garlic, and black pepper.

Get Cooking!

Preheat a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add the olive oil, and the mushrooms. Season with salt to taste.

Saute the mushrooms until cooked through and starting to brown, about 5 minutes.

Transfer the mushrooms to the bowl of a food processor with tomato paste, soy sauce, anchovy paste, roasted garlic, black pepper, egg, and parmesan cheese. Mix together to form a paste.

Mix the mushroom mixture with the ground beef and oats, and form into 6 patties. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Cook burgers on the bbq, about 4 – 5 minutes per side. Cook until the internal temperature of the burger reaches 160°F.