Apple Slaw and Envious Burgers (with Sensational Sweet Potato Fries)
(Adapted from Epicurious.com)
1 medium onion, chopped
10 ounces portobello mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 pound ground beef
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
4 hamburger buns, toasted
2 celery ribs
1/2 Granny Smith apple, cored (left unpeeled)
1 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
Rounded 1/4 teaspoon sugar
Sides: Sweet Potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slice the sweet potato into french fry like strips. Drizzle with oil and top with salt and pepper.
- Bake for about a half hour, until cooked through and crispy. Remove from head and
- Meanwhile, finely chop mushrooms and onion, or pulse in a food processor.
- Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat until it shimmers. Add mushroom and onion mixture, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to brown and liquid has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Transfer to a bowl and cool to warm, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
- Cut celery and apple into 2-inch-long thin julienne strips.
- Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, oil, mustard, sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Add celery and apple, tossing to coat. Let stand 15 minutes to develop flavors.
- Mix ground beef into cooled mushroom mixture with your hands until well combined. Add in 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese. Form into 4 (4-inch) patties.
- Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Cook burgers, turning once, about 8 minutes total for medium-rare. Add the remained cheese to top of burgers, if desired.
- Serve burgers, topped with slaw, on buns with a side of fries. Enjoy!
These burgers were incredible---but a little mushy. The moisture from the mushrooms made the patties difficult to form, and hard to cook, with the end result that the burgers tasted more like meatballs than burgers. Even the brand new fabulous burger press we used didn't help!
|Adjustable Nonstick Burger Press|