One of my favorite food memories is tasting my first burger with a avocado and a fried egg. It was absolutely amazing and something I have been replicating ever since. Plus who doesn’t love that extra bit of protein!
For Memorial Day, I’m cooking up burgers with Gorgonzola mushrooms, arugula, and of course a fried egg. Don’t let the Gorgonzola egg combo scare you. I promise it’s divine.
First off the mushrooms. I’m obsessed with just sauteing mushrooms making some kind of sauce and just eating it plain. A bottle of red wine and mushrooms left on the stove for an hour turns into something quite magical.
1/2 mushrooms sliced
3 oz gorgonzola crumbled
2tbs balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbs olive oil
Method: Heat olive oil in a medium sized skillet. Once hot, add mushrooms and cook until they are soft and have released their juices. Add balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and gorgonzola. Stir to combine until the mushrooms resemble a saucy texture.
1lb 80% ground beef – Using lean ground beef in burgers is a sin.
salt and pepper
1.5 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Method: I don’t like to add much to my burgers. Just a little salt and pepper will go a long way. Fire up your grill until it reaches medium heat. Form your burgers to be about 3/4 inch thick. Don’t over “mush” them, just gently press together. Place the burgers on the grill and close the lid. Once juices form on the top of your burgers it’s time to flip about 5 minutes. Cook another 4 minutes for a nice medium rare burger. You can leave it on for an additional two minutes if you like yours well done.
1tsb olive oil
Method: I like to fry my eggs in olive oil. Heat up olive oil in a small non-stick skillet. Wait about a minute or so to really warm up the pan. Crack and egg in the middle and lower the heat to medium. Wait until the whites are fully set and thick, about 4 minutes. Carefully flip the egg and cook for an additional 30 second to a minute. This creates a nice runny egg.
Assembly: I like to top my burgers with extra crumbled gorgonzola, the mushrooms, arugula, and of course, the fried egg.