Mushroom and Haloumi Burger | Grass Fed Beef Burgers

News| 11th May 2022
Mushroom and Haloumi Burger | Grass Fed Beef Burgers
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Everyone loves a burger night, and while burger joints have lifted their game in Perth over the last few years, there’s no need to pay a fortune for a burger and fries when you can replicate the experience at home for a fraction of the cost. I’ve shared the details of two burger options below. Woolies at Galleria offer great grass fed burgers ready to grill so give those a try and if you prefer a meat free option I’ve also included ingredients for a delicious Mushroom and Haloumi Burger. 

My hot tip for preparing your mushies for a burger is to fry them in your sandwich press. It’s quicker, cooks both sides at the same time, flattens the mushroom so you can fit it in the burger and it retains the moisture so you need less oil to cook them.

Get the family together and treat them to Perth’s best burger at home!

Ingredients per Burger

1 x Grass Fed Burger - Woolworths

1 Tbsp olive oil - Woolworths or Coles

2 x slices of cheese (Cheese - Dairyworks Natural Cheddar Slices) - Woolworths or Coles

OR

1 x Portobello or Field Mushrooms - Morley Fresh

2 sprigs thyme fresh - Morley Fresh

1 Tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper

Haloumi - Lemonos 180g sliced lengthways in half or thirds - Woolworths or Coles

Burger inclusions 

1 x Burger Bun (Sesame Buns, Hi Fiber-Low GI, Hamburger Roll) - Bakers Delight

2 Tbsp Mayonnaise

Iceberg lettuce, washed and torn into burger size pieces - Morley Fresh

2 slices or 2 Tbsp - Fresh beetroot, peeled and sliced into super thin rounds or grated - Morley Fresh

2 slices - ripe tomato, sliced into 3mm rounds - Morley Fresh

2 slices - red onion, sliced into thin rounds - Morley Fresh

2 Tbsp tomato relish (Beerenberg Burger Relish) - Woolworths or Coles

3-4 pickles - try McLure’s sweet and spicy pickles - Woolworths or Coles

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Method

  • For a Beef Burger

Cook your grass fed burger to packet directions.

When you flip the burger to cook the second side, top it with the sliced cheese to allow  it to melt over the burger.

Slice the bun in half and toast face down in the pan with your burger or under an oven grill.

SANDWICH PRESS MUSHROOMS

  • For a Mushroom and Haloumi Burger

Wash and pat dry your mushroom

Drizzle with olive oil

Sprinkle with thyme

Season with salt and pepper

Place in a hot sandwich press for around 3 minutes or until soft and aromatic. Set aside.

Drizzle your haloumi with olive oil and place into a hot pan or onto a hot sandwich press and cook for a couple of minutes each side until lightly browned. You can cook this at the same time as your mushroom/s if there is space.

To Stack

Lay the burger bun bottom down then add mayonnaise and spread.

Top with lettuce, beetroot, tomato and onion.

Add the burger patty or haloumi and mushroom

Spread the top of the burger with relish and close your burger.

Enjoy!

Cooks Notes

  1. Not all burgers are created equal. Make sure you choose a decent quality patty for a delicious outcome. Not too fatty but not too lean either.
  2. Try roasted pumpkin in your Mushroom and Haloumi Burger. Simply roast and then squash the pumpkin onto your burger bun.
  3. There are some great frozen chip options you can serve up with your burgers.
  4. Wedges are so simple to make. Grab a Royal Blue or Red potato, cut into wedges, set oven to 200C, roll wedges in oil and sprinkle with salt. Cook for 20 mins or until golden brown.

TIPS FOR A BETTER BURGER AT HOME

  1. Melt your cheese onto the burger patty by laying it on top of the cooked side of the burger patty half way through the pan frying process.
  2. Slice your bun in half and toast the inside faces
  3. Invest in a good quality tomato relish
  4. Don’t forget the pickles! They add that shop bought burger flavour.

Styling

Burger night is all about keeping it casual with cutlery optional!  Have plenty of napkins on hand for the sauce drips. You could choose to set a MYO burger table and bring all the ingredients to the table for the family to build their own burger! Fun and games.

  • Red paper napkins - Woolworths
  • Finn Cutlery - Kmart
  • Salt and Pepper Pink Glasses, Myer
  • Salt and Pepper Blue Rectangle Platter, Myer
  • Heritage Tray - Myer
  • Sable plate and bowl,  Kmart
  • Nara Speckle side and dinner plates, Target
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