So I have a love affair with sautéed onions and mushrooms. It is true. And my family just doesn’t enjoy my enthusiasm of either vegetable! Nevertheless, I find them perfect together on a swiss cheese burger and couldn’t be happier.
When I lived in Lake Tahoe I use to frequent a restaurant that had a Swiss Mushroom Burger on their menu that was topped with sour cream. It was called Alpine Burger and it was WONDERFUL. This is my rendition of their burger with the addition of grilled onions.
There is nothing difficult about making this burger. To cook the burger patties, barbecue them up on the grill or fry them in a skillet. Then top them with Swiss cheese during the last few minutes so the cheese melts perfectly. While the burgers are cooking, sauté sliced mushrooms and onions.
Place the burgers on a gluten free bun or serve open faced topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions, and then topped with a dollop of sour cream!
Swiss Mushroom Burger topped with Onions and a dollop of Sour Cream
Yields: 4 burgers
- 1 lb ground chuck
- Sea or kosher salt and cracked black pepper, or a grill seasoning
- 2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
- Swiss Cheese
- 1/4 medium onion, sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Sour Cream
Gently form 1/4 lb burgers in hands. Season with salt and pepper or grill seasoning.
Cook for 5 – 6 minutes per side, flipping only once, or until desired doneness.
Sauté mushrooms, onions and butter in a large sauté pan until tender.
Top burgers with cheese and sauteed mushrooms, onions and a dollop of sour cream.