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!
While we were over in Maui, my husband kept seeing Loco Moco on various restaurant menus. He finally indulged and ordered Loco Moco even through he isn’t a huge fan of gravy and was splendidly surprised at how tasty the meal was.
Loco Moco is a hawaiian meal said to originated back in the the 1940s in Hilo, Hawaii. While there are many variations, the traditional loco moco consists of white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and smothered in brown gravy.
My husband asked for Loco Moco for dinner a few nights after coming home from Maui. And since it sounded fairly simple I decided to try and recreate this Hawaiian meal for the family.
While I was at Walmart, I noticed they had a Gluten Free Brown Gravy Packet by Pioneer Brand. I bought a couple of packets to try out with my Loco Moco recipe and was quite happy with the taste. Now normally I would probably make my gravy from scratch, but I really wanted to try the packet out to see how it was and happy that I did. It made the prep work quicker.