Turkey Stuffed Mushroom Burger

Recipe and photo by Louisa of Living Lou

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 20 mins. | Serves: 4

Ingredients

4 medium sized Portabella mushrooms, stems removed and ribs scooped out
450g ground turkey
6 rashers of bacon, cut in 1 inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, finely diced
¼ cup cream cheese
2 green onions, sliced
olive oil for brushing mushrooms
shredded mozzarella cheese for topping

 

Method

1. In a frying pan over medium heat, fry bacon for 5-7 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
2. In the same pan, cook and crumble turkey for 5 minutes, or until fully cooked. Add in garlic, sauté for another minute.
3. Turn heat down to low and return bacon to pan. Stir in cream cheese and allow it to melt. Finally, stir in the green onions.
4. Brush the Portabella mushrooms with a little olive oil.
5. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the turkey mixture into the mushroom caps and sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese.
6. Heat the barbecue on low heat. Place mushroom caps on grill and cook for 2 minutes covered. Uncover and cook for another minute. Finally, cover again and cook for another 2 minutes.
7. If cheese hasn’t fully melted yet, move mushroom caps to the upper part of the grill and cook for another 2-4 minutes.
8. Serve with a toasted bun and your favourite toppings.

 

Roasted Garlic, Mushroom and White Bean Stew

This stew is a favourite Sunday meal because it isn’t a dish that cooks up in 20 minutes, it’s a little bit more time consuming, but it also makes a pretty big batch which means you can bring leftovers for lunches throughout the week.

Recipe and photo by Louisa of Living Lou

Prep Time: 30 mins. | Cook Time: 35 mins.

Ingredients

1 head of garlic
7 tsp olive oil, divided
½ tsp salt, divided
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, diced
2 lbs (907g) white button mushrooms, quartered
½ cup white wine
2 19-oz cans white beans, drained and rinsed
1 900mL carton of vegetable broth (4 cups)
2 springs rosemary

 

Method

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Slice the top off the head of garlic (keeping the root intact), drizzle with 1 tsp of olive oil and sprinkle with ¼ tsp of salt. Wrap in foil and roast for 30 minutes, carefully remove from oven and let cool completely.
2. Meanwhile, heat a large pot over medium heat. Add remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add onion, cook, stirring frequently for 3 minutes. Add carrots and cook another 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and remaining salt, cook, stirring occasionally for another 5 minutes. Add white wine, cook another minute, scraping any brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Add white beans, vegetable broth and rosemary, squeeze roasted garlic directly into the pot (be careful not to include any of the peel).
3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered for 20 minutes. Beans will begin to break down, but to help thicken the stew, press the beans against the side of the pot using a wooden spoon. Remove rosemary stems and serve.

 

King Oyster Mushroom Fajitas

While you could also use portabella mushrooms to make a delicious fajita, I’ve found that the king oyster mushroom is a great replacement for chicken or beef in this classic Mexican dish. 

Recipe and photo by Louisa of Living Lou

Prep Time: 15 mins. | Cook Time: 30 mins. | Serves: 4

Ingredients

3 tbsp canola oil, divided
1 small red bell pepper, sliced
1 small yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
2-200g pkg. sliced king oyster mushrooms, thinly sliced
¼ tsp each cumin, chili powder, oregano and salt
Fajita toppings (cheese, salsa, sour cream, avocado, cilantro etc.)
Tortillas

 

Method

1. Heat an extra large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp canola oil then bell peppers and onion. Cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Remove to a plate and tent with foil.
2. Add remaining 2 tbsp canola oil, then mushrooms. Cook until caramelized, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Add spices and salt, cook another 3 minutes.
3. Serve mushrooms with peppers and onion and other fajita toppings.

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Braised Chicken Thighs in a Mushroom Lemon Cream Sauce

Winter nights call for comfort food, and this hearty braised chicken and mushroom dish fits the bill nicely.

Recipe and photo by Renee of Sweetsugarbean

Prep Time: 25 mins. | Cook Time: 40 mins.

Ingredients

4 bone-­in skin on chicken thighs
salt and pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
10 button mushrooms, cut in half
100 g oyster mushrooms, sliced
5 garlic cloves
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
¾ cup whipping cream
½ cup chicken stock
juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp Dijon mustard

 

Method

1.Preheat oven to 400F.
2.Pat the chicken dry and season it on both sides with salt and pepper. Place a cast iron skillet over medium high heat and pour in the olive oil. Place the chicken in the hot skillet, skin side down, and cook it for 5 minutes. Flip over and cook another 5 minutes.
3.Stir in the garlic cloves, rosemary and mushrooms. Remove from heat. Stir in the whipping cream, chicken stock, lemon juice and mustard. Place skillet in oven and cook for 35­-40 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes or pasta.

 

Duxelle Burger

With but a few key ingredients – duxelle, a well seasoned patty, sharp Comté cheese, peppery arugula, and homemade burger sauce – this is the kind of burger that needs nothing else. No tomato. No fancy gourmet toppings. Definitely no ketchup.

Recipe and photo by Kathy of eatHalifax

Prep Time: 15 mins. | Cook Time: 30 mins. | Serves: 4

Ingredients

duxelle:
1 tbsp. butter
1 shallot
1 clove garlic
½ lb. mixed mushrooms (shiitake, crimini, porcini)
pinch dried thyme
salt and pepper, to taste
burger sauce:
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 ½ tsp. Dijon
1 small shallot
3 gherkins1 lb. medium ground beef
salt and pepper
4 hamburger buns
1 cup finely grated Comté cheese
1 cup arugula

1 lb. medium ground beef
salt and pepper
4 hamburger buns
1 cup finely grated Comté cheese
1 cup arugula

Method

1. For the duxelle, pulse the shallots and garlic in a food processor until finely minced. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic; cook 3 minutes until soft. Pulse the mushrooms in the food processor until finely chopped. Add the mushrooms to the skillet with a pinch of salt and thyme. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms have released their liquid, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. For the burger sauce, add the ingredients to a food processor. Process until well combined. Refrigerate until use.
3. Divide ground beef into four portions. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Form each into a ball then flatten into a patty. Season well all over with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a heavy cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Cook 2 burgers at a time until well browned, about 3-5 minutes. Flip and cook another 3-5 minutes. depending on desired doneness. Repeat with remaining burgers. Top with cheese, cover and let steam until cheese is melted. If desired, toast buns.
4. To serve, top bottom bun with duxelle, a burger, and arugula. Spread burger sauce on top bun and enjoy!