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Sunday Dinner Burgers

This is an awesome hamburger that I created for my family. It is full of flavor, it is easy to make, and always delicious. I have a big extended family and hamburgers make their appearence on the patio during Sunday dinners in the summer. We all contribute to the dinner (my sisters in law are all great cooks) Dinner for 50 no problem!


3 tablespoons of Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 tablespoon of butter
12 ounces of white mushrooms
4 ounces of sherry cooking wine
1 tablespoon of aged balsamic vinegar
1.5 pounds of ground beef
1/4 cup of ketchup
1/4 cup of bread crumbs
1 egg
2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon of sea salt
6 tablespoons of heavy cream
6 ounces of blue cheese
2 Beef Stake tomatoes
6 leaves of iceberg lettuce
6 Kaiser Rolls


1. Heat grill to medium. 2. In medium heat proof pan heat 3 tablespoons of oil and melt 3 tablespoons of butter. 3.Add chopped white mushrooms, cook until they are brown and soft. Cook until all liquid is absorbed. 4.Add sherry cooking wine and balsamic vinegar, and cook until liquid is absorbed. 5.In a bowl mix ground beef, ketchup, bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and sea salt. Divide it into 12 portions. Flatten each portion into a 5 inch disk. 6. Place 1 to 2 tablespoons of cooked mushrooms onto 6 of the patties. 7. Place remaining patties on top of each of the 6 mushroom covered patties. Pinch edges of edges of 6 burgers. 8. In a heat proof pan place heavy cream and blue cheese. Heat together and stir occasionally over low heat till melted. 9. Place six patties over medium high heat on the grill and cook till done. Turn only once. About 3-5 minutes on each side. 10. Slice the Kaiser rolls in half and brush both sides lightly with olive oil. Toast face down on grill until toasted. 11. Place hamburgers on toasted buns, top with one tablespoon of blue cheese sauce, 1/4 inch thick slice of tomato, and one leaf of lettuce. 12. Eat and enjoy!


Often served up with a glass of ice cold beer, or a glass of Sutter Home Merlot. For picnics I often serve corn on the cob and brocoli slaw. Watermelon for dessert. A Summer Feast!