Cabernet~Balsamic Burgers with Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions (Healthy Recipes)
January 17, 2014
Caberenet~Balsamic Burgers with Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Cabernet~Balsamic Burgers W/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Serves: 6 (Entree, Easy)
Prep Time: 24 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
4 cups thinly sliced red onion
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1/2 cup Cabernet Sauvignon or other dry red wine
2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 (8 ounce) package sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
1/3 cup light mayo
1 ounce Blue Cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
1 garlic clove, minced
6 (1 1/2 ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns
1 1/2 cups baby arugula
1) Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan, swirl to coat. Add onion and thyme: cook 17 minutes or until golden and very tender, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high; add wine, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook 6 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring occasionally. Remove onion mixture from pan.
2)Wipe pan clean w/ paper towels. Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add remaining 3 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon salt; saute 8 minutes or until mushrooms brown and liquid mostly evaporates.
3)Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
4)Coarsely chop 1 cup onion mixture, and stir chopped onion mixture into beef. Divide beef mixture into 6 equal portions, gently shaping each into a 1 inch thick patty. Press a nickel-sized indentation in center of each patty. Sprinkle patties with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 4 minutes on each side or until done.
5)Combine mayo, blue cheese, and garlic in a bowl, and mash well with a fork. Spread top halves of bunsevenly with the mayo mixture. Arrange 1/4 cup arugula on bottom half of each bun; top each bottom half of bun with 1 patty, about 2 tablespoons remaining onion mixture, about 1/4 cup mushrooms, and top half of bun. Serves 6 (serving size: 1 burger)