Wagyu Mushroom Burger
I don't know about you guys, but I love a good burger. And when I say good, I mean really good. The kind of burger that makes your stomach happy and your taste buds jump for joy. Well, my friends, I've got the perfect recipe for you: the Wagyu Mushroom Burger. This bad boy is made with high-quality ingredients like Wagyu beef and Trumpet mushrooms, and is sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates. Trust me – once you try this burger, you'll never go back to your old standby!
So where can you find Wagyu beef?
Unfortunately, the history of Wagyu in the United States is a complicated one. Knowing that you are getting actual high quality Wagyu beef can often be a toss up. In the U.S., cross bred beef with a very small percentages of Wagyu DNA can be labeled Wagyu, allowing for a much higher price tag. To learn more about the history of Wagyu in the United States, check out my blogs A Guide to Wagyu and Wagyu: Facts and Fiction.
Fortunately, there are trusted sources that will help ensure that you are getting quality Wagyu beef. And trust me, you have never had a burger like this before. The Wagyu, mixed with the perfect blend of mushrooms and grilled to perfection, result in a burger that is juicy, flavorful, and utterly delicious. To ensure you are getting quality Wagyu, I recommend using either Crowd Cow or Holy Wagyu in Dallas. I have used both and can vouch for their quality.
To make the Dude Food Fire Wagyu Mushroom Burger, you will need the ingredients below.
3 pounds wagyu beef tri-tip (substitute pre-ground Wagyu beef if you do not have a meat grinder)
1 pound wagyu beef tenderloin (substitute pre-ground Wagyu beef if you do not have a meat grinder)
1/3 pound trumpet mushrooms
1/3 pound oyster mushrooms
1/3 pound lion’s mane mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
4 teaspoons Dude Food Fire Austin Spice Blend (Available Soon! Be on the lookout for my upcoming Texas BBQ Box and experience the Flavors of Texas!) For now, I would recommend substituting Dude Food Fire Prime Spice Blend
4 slices Havarti cheese
4 slices muenster cheese
4 slices American cheese
Make the Dude Food Fire Wagyu Mushroom Burger:
Grind mushrooms in food processor until super finely chopped. Saute ground mushrooms in oil and butter over medium-heat for 35-40 minutes, stirring every 1-2 minutes until it becomes a thick paste. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Grind the meats on 3/8-inch die. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Once the mushrooms and meat are both chilled to equal temperature, transfer to a mixing bowl and mix all together really fast to keep the temperature cool. Divide equally into four patties. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Get coals hot, approximately 375 degrees, and place on grill about 6-8 inches above the coals. Remove patties from refrigerator. Sprinkle a pinch of coarse kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper on each side followed by ½ teaspoon of Austin spice blend per side of patty. Grill patties, turning frequently, until medium approximately 120 degrees. Top with one slice each of Havarti, muenster, and American cheeses. Let rest 3-5 minutes before serving.
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