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Shiitake Mushroom Burger

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  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Shiitake Mushroom Burger is made with ground beef, button mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, Vidalia onions, and cheese. 


  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 pound of fresh shiitake mushroom
  • 1 ounce of dried shitake mushrooms
  • 1 large sweet Vidalia onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 6 slices of cheddar or Swiss cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by pulsing the dried shiitake mushroom in a food processor until it turns into a powder. 
  2. Add the ground beef into a bowl along with the mushroom powder, garlic powder, onion powder, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. With your hands, mix until everything is combined. 
  3. Form the patties, they should be about 5-6 patties!
  4. Make the mushroom and onion toppings. In a saucepan on medium high heat, add the butter and 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce. When the butter melts, add the onion and stirring for about 3 minutes. Add the fresh mushrooms and sauté for about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn heat to low and keep sautéing for 10 more minutes. 
  5. Grill the burgers for about 5-8 minutes per side. You should cut the thickest patty and check the inside to see if you need to cook for longer. 
  6. When the burgers are almost done, add the cheese and allow to melt. 
  7. Optional: grill the buns for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side before serving!
  8. Assemble the burgers and top with the sautéed mushroom and onions!


  1. Choose the right mushrooms: Opt for flavorful and meaty mushrooms like cremini, portobello, or shiitake. These varieties provide a rich and earthy taste that pairs well with beef.

  2. Don't overmix the patty mixture: Mix the ground beef, mushrooms, and other ingredients just until combined. Overmixing can result in a dense and tough patty. Gently mix until everything is evenly distributed.

  3. Season generously: Burgers need ample seasoning to bring out their flavors. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, or other seasonings of your choice to the patty mixture. Taste the mixture before shaping the patties to ensure they are well-seasoned.

  4. Shape the patties with a slight indentation: Create a slight indentation in the center of each patty with your thumb. This helps the burger cook more evenly and prevents it from puffing up in the middle.

  5. Allow the patties to rest: After shaping the patties, let them rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This allows the flavors to meld together and helps the patties hold their shape better during cooking.

  6. Preheat the cooking surface: Whether grilling or pan-frying, make sure your cooking surface is preheated before adding the burgers. This helps to sear the outside and locks in the juices, resulting in a flavorful and juicy burger.

  7. Avoid pressing down on the burgers: Resist the temptation to press down on the burgers with a spatula while cooking. This can cause the juices to escape, leading to a drier patty. Flip the burgers only once, preferably using a spatula or tongs.

  8. Melt cheese on top: If desired, place a slice of cheese on top of the cooked burgers during the last minute of cooking. This allows the cheese to melt and creates a deliciously gooey layer of flavor.

  9. Rest the cooked patties: After cooking, let the burgers rest for a few minutes before assembling them in buns. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more tender and flavorful burger.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 270.0
  • Sugar: 5.2g
  • Sodium: 396mg
  • Fat: 10.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.3g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Protein: 13.3g