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Mushroom-Smothered Burgers

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I’m not a big beef eater, but when I saw this recipe I had to try it! I found it at Campbell’s Kitchen, and it sounded good, quick, and easy. I love mushrooms and the words Mushroom-Smothered sure caught my attention! 🙂 When I do cook with beef, I like to use lean beef that is free of hormones and antibiotics. This recipe is all made in a skillet, so no baking is involved. With the creamy mushroom gravy, the taste of these burgers remind me of meatballs stroganoff.

You definitely need to use a large skillet, because these are big burgers! The recipe says to use a 10″ skillet, but if you have a 12″ size, I’d use that–my burgers were pretty crowded in the 10″ skillet (maybe it’s because I used very lean beef and they didn’t shrink as much when cooking). Also, be sure to use a non-stick skillet because, with the add-ins, the burgers will stick badly to a regular skillet (I learned this from experience! 🙂 ).

I added extra onion, used olive oil instead of vegetable oil, and used a little less water in the gravy mixture so my gravy would be a little thicker. It’s a good recipe to keep in mind when you need to make a simple, tasty dinner!

MUSHROOM-SMOTHERED BURGERS, adapted from Campbell’s Kitchen

Makes 4 servings

  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef (or substitute ground turkey)
  • 1/3 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 to 4 Tablespoons water (use less water for a thicker gravy)

Thoroughly mix 1/4 cup of the soup, beef, bread crumbs, Italian Seasoning, onion, and egg in a large bowl. Season with black pepper. Shape the beef mixture firmly into 4 (1/2-inch thick) burgers.

Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook until well-browned on both sides. Remove burgers from skillet.

Reduce heat to medium and heat the oil in the skillet. Add mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

Stir the remaining soup, Worcestershire sauce, and water in the skillet and heat to a boil. Return the burgers to the skillet. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until burgers are cooked through. Spoon mushroom mixture over burgers before serving.

Easy dinner recipes like this sure come in handy! What’s your favorite quick and easy way of serving beef?

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Bacon Double Cheeseburger Dip

Bacon Double Cheeseburger Dip1 @ NancyCIf you’re looking for a yummy dip to make for a party or get-together, you may want to try this one out! It’s not what you would call healthy, but there are some ways you can make it a little lighter, like using lean ground beef, or even substituting “veggie” ground Continue reading

Bacon-Green Onion Cream Cheese Spread

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This is a really tasty spread that makes a great party appetizer served with crackers. It’s also great spread on bagels for breakfast, brunch or a snack–I really like it on Everything bagels! It’s so easy to make, too…you can whip this up in no time! I originally clipped this recipe out of a magazine some time ago, but I found it over at Food.com, too. According to Food.com, this recipe makes 16 servings…or maybe a little less if you like to spread it on thick! 🙂

BACON-GREEN ONION CREAM CHEESE SPREAD (adapted from Food.com)

  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese, regular or light
  • 4 ounces cooked bacon, chopped (or you can substitute real bacon bits)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions (2-3, depending on their size)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and blend well. Cover and chill in refrigerator until ready to use. This spread can be stored in your refrigerator for up to 2 days. Serve as a spread for bagels or crackers.

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Over at Food.com, they refer to this spread as a “schmere.” According to Epicurious, the word is thought to have come from the Yiddish word shmirn (to smear or grease), and is used in the culinary world to describe a dab of cream cheese or mayonnaise that is spread on a bagel or roll. A new word we can add to our vocabulary! 🙂