I came up with this burger for the first Burgers & Beers event at The Party Source on June 6th. I had conceptualized the burger but never made it. I took the time last Friday to do a trial run on the recipe before the event. Surprisingly this recipe challenged me a bit but it came out great. My tasters absolutely loved the Marsala Burger. Try this at home; it’s very easy to make!
1 Small package baby portobello mushrooms sliced thin
1/4 Cup dry or sweet marsala (I use Florio brand)
3 Cloves garlic minced
1 Oz fresh thyme leaves chopped or 1 tsp dried thyme
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
4 Slices mozzarella cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
1 Tbsp flour
Preheat grill to medium heat
Melt butter in a medium saute pan and add olive oil. Saute garlic and thyme over medium heat for 5 minutes being careful not to burn the garlic. Add Mushrooms stir and add salt and pepper. Saute until mushrooms are soft. Add flour and stir to coat. Saute over medium heat for about three to five minutes stirring frequently. Add Marsala to de-glaze scrapping the bottom of the pan. Cook until the sauce is thickened stirring frequently. Turn the heat down to low and place your burgers on an oiled grill. When the burgers are done flip one last time and add cheese. When cheese is melted transfer to toasted buns and top with mushrooms.
These burgers are awesome!