Happy Thursday, friends! Yay! Only one more day until the weekend! Since summer literally kicked off a couple of days ago, I think this is the perfect time to continue celebrating all things grilled and barbecued. It’s a time to sit outside with a cool drink, a small bowl of potato salad and a perfectly juicy burger.
These truffle burgers are what dreams are made of. Seriously, I am basically obsessed with them. It is literally like having an umami flavor bomb exploding in your mouth. I know that it is TOTALLY trendy, but I am all over this whole umami craze and these truffle burgers are paying tribute to just that!
Each and every component of these truffle burgers is important. From the lightly toasted brioche bun to the truffle-scented mayo, it’s everything you crave in a summer grilling recipe. Burger patties are made from 80/20 ground beef, truffle oil and salt and black pepper. Pretty simple right? They are grilled to a charred perfection and then topped with all kinds of deliciousness. Mushrooms that have been glazed in a balsamic reduction, a bacon and onion mixture that is so caramelized and “buttery” that you could eat it with a spoon, and the cheese…oh my, that glorious and melty cheese.
I don’t know about you guys, but unless we are in extreme circumstances, I cannot have a burger without cheese; and today we are celebrating 100% real, natural cheese of Sargento® Swiss Natural Cheese Slices. This cheese makes these burgers, you guys. It provides the creamy blanket of melty goodness that you crave with a summer cheeseburger. This cheese highlights all of that umami flavor going on from the mushrooms and truffle oil and brings the whole dish together. These truffle burgers topped with Sargento Swiss Cheese Slices are the perfect way to amp up those summer barbecues.
Do me a favor and give these truffle burgers a go soon! They are a gourmet twist that everyone will love! Pair them with a smoked porter or stout. I love porters with swiss cheese and they really highlight the flavor of the mushrooms and balsamic vinegar. I hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful day everyone! xo
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In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, sour cream, truffle oil, garlic powder and a dash of salt an black pepper until smooth and creamy. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
In a large sauté pan set over medium heat, add the bacon. Cook until crispy, about 5-6 minutes and then remove from the pan with a slotted spoon thus leaving the bacon fat behind. Transfer the bacon to a plate that has been lined with a paper towel. Leaving the burner on, add the onion to the pan with the bacon fat. Cover and cook until the onion has caramelized, stirring occasionally, about 10-15 minutes. Stir in the bacon and adjust seasoning to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
Melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until tender and brown, about 6 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and cook until the vinegar has mostly cooked out and the mushrooms are coated. Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium to medium high heat. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, truffle oil and a dash of salt and black pepper. Mix with a heavy wooden spoon or clean hands until the mixture comes together. Form the beef into 4 equal-sized patties.
Spray the grill or grill pan with a non-stick canola oil spray and place the patties directly on the heat. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side for medium rare (adjust timing based on how well done you want your burgers). Add 2 slices of Sargento Swiss Natural Cheese Slices on top of each burger when there is 1 minute left of cooking time. Once the cheese has melted remove from heat and let the burgers rest for a couple of minutes.
Assemble your truffle burgers by layering truffle aioli, fresh arugula, balsamic-glazed mushrooms, onion-bacon compote and the burger patties on 4 toasted brioche buns.
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