There are burgers, and then there’s that one burger you’re always dreaming about. Well here it is! Witness the mixed meat and mushroom delight that is Dianne Biddy’s (of Biddy’s Kitchen Beef Burgers with Mushrooms and Chipotle Mayo Make them this weekend and you’ll never stop for fast food again!

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Beef Burgers with Mushrooms and Chipotle Mayo

Makes 6 medium sized burgers



olive oil, for frying

250g Portabellini mushrooms, very finely diced

zest of half a lemon
250g free-range lean beef mince
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon ground coriander
freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 spring onions, finely diced
½ cup cooked quinoa
1 egg
½ cup fresh breadcrumbs (preferably white bread)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
hamburger buns, buttered (try Dianne’s spelt hamburger bun recipe
tomatoes, sliced
red onion rings
crisp lettuce
3 tablespoons thick mayonnaise combined with ½ teaspoon Chipotle paste


Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in pan and cook the mushrooms on a high heat until all the liquid has evaporated. Season lightly with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the lemon zest and mix through. Place the mushrooms in a mixing bowl and set aside to cool.

Add the mince, all the spices, Dijon mustard, spring onions, quinoa, egg and breadcrumbs to the mushrooms. Mix by hand to ensure all the ingredients are well combined.

Divide into 6 equal sized portions and shape into patties. Cover and chill until firm.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick pan and fry the patties until a golden crust forms on one side. Carefully turn over and cook for a further 3-4 minutes or until the meat is done to your liking.

Deglaze the pan with balsamic vinegar. Add a splash of water and turn the patties over to cover both sides in the sticky pan juices.

Toast the buttered buns and start stacking your burger starting with lettuce, then tomato, beef patty, onion and finally a generous dollop of chipotle mayo.

Clasp between two hands and apply to face!


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