Do you like bleu cheese? Mushrooms? Truffles? This is my spin on another dish I just had at a place called Gold Nugget. Everything about it was amazing and has me craving burgers. You don't need to splurge on Truffle Oil like I did, but man, I would recommend it!
1 lb. good quality ground beef
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
1-2 large shallots, peeled and sliced thin
1 10 oz. container mushrooms, sliced
1/4 C. blackberry preserves
5 oz. bleu cheese crumbles
truffle oil (optional)
In a medium bowl, mix the ground beef, worcestershire, and salt and pepper together. Divide the mixture into 3 or 4 patties (I'd recommend 3). Next, preheat the grill, and start the mushroom mixture. In a medium skillet over medium heat, add one tablespoon olive oil and add the mushrooms and shallots. Saute and stir until the mushrooms are cooked through and shallots are translucent. Set aside to cool. Now it's time to cook the burgers. Cook over high heat 4-5 minutes per side or until inside reaches 165 degrees. Remove from grill. Spread one tablespoon of the blackberry preserves on each patty. Top with blue cheese, then mushroom mixture and a drizzle of the truffle oil. Sandwich between a bun and enjoy.
A dear friend of mine that left for Seattle got me hooked on this recipe. Thank goodness she shared the recipe so now I have a way to make it for myself. It's a Korean dish called Beef Bulgogi. Think of delicious asian pot roast lettuce wraps. I like to tell myself that this is a healthy recipe too, so keep that in mind if you're looking for something new to try. The traditional method of cooking this dish is over a barbecue and using thin slices of beef, however, I took the easy way out and bought stew meat and used a crock pot.
1.5 lbs. beef sirloin (or stew meat)
1 medium yellow onion, sliced into thin strips
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 C. soy sauce
2 tsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 Small heads of romaine lettuce or butter lettuce
Combine the garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and pepper in the crock pot. Stir until well-mixed. Add in the meat and the onion and stir to coat. Cover and cook over low heat for 6 hours. The longer you let this sit, the dryer the meat gets and the more baked on the mixture gets to your crock pot (it's an ugly clean up). If anything, cook for the 6 hours and let sit on the off setting until ready to eat.Serve on lettuce topped with the green onions, Kimchi, rice, and avocado.
I'm still perfecting my Mahn Du recipe (similar to egg rolls), so I'm sorry I don't have that recipe to share yet.
I hope you try this - it's super easy!
Adapted from this recipe
2-3 lb. beef round roast (I used round tip roast)
4-5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 small can beef broth
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. honey
1/2 C. balsamic vinegar
1 medium onion, sliced
Blue cheese and horseradish cream sauce (recipe below)
Combine the garlic, broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire, honey, and vinegar together in a bowl. Place roast in a slow cooker and pour sauce over. Cover, and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove from slow cooker, wrap in tinfoil and let rest for 10 minutes. Keep the broth for au jus dipping! When ready to serve, remove foil, and pull apart using a fork. Spread blue cheese horseradish sauce on the bun, top with beef and caramelized onions. Be sure to use the leftover broth -- drizzle on top of the sandwich or dip. Enjoy!
Blue Cheese and Horseradish Cream Sauce
1 (8oz.) small container sour cream
2-4 Tbsp. horseradish (to taste)
2-3 Tbsp. blue cheese crumbles
Combine all ingredients together. Add horseradish to taste - depending on how hot you like it. Be careful not to add too much cheese as it can be overpowering.
Hi, I'm Michelle and based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I love all things cooking and baking and would love to inspire you to create something of your own!