Organic Crispy Chanterelle Mushroom Burger with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola

My husband is an avid chanterelle mushroom hunter...Yes mushroom hunter! I never knew about the mushroom culture until I married him. (People will scour the woods, especially after a big rain, and hunt for mushrooms to sell or to enjoy for themselves.)  How lucky am I???  Chanterelle mushrooms, if you can even find them, will run you in a grocery store upwards of $15-$30 per lb.  Expensive little fungi, aren't they!?

Chanterelle's are extremely meaty  and very rich in flavor.  A lot of cooks even consider them to be on the top of the gourmet fungi list, which includes truffles and morels.  Since they're a more robust fungus they really compliment meats.  More often than not I cook the chanterelle's with a beautiful filet mignon, but this time I wanted to try something slightly different. 

Servings: 3
1 1/2 lb organic lean ground beef (of course higher fat beef will have better taste and juicer burgers)
1 cup organic red lettuce (washed)
1 large organic sliced yellow onion
1 Tb olive oil
1 1/2 cup sliced organic chanterelle mushrooms
1 Tb butter
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tsp garlic
1 organic sliced tomato
1 cup gorgonzola cheese
3 hamburger buns
Any condiments of your choosing

Melt 1 Tb butter and garlic in a small or med skillet on med heat for about a min, or until garlic is fragrant.  Add chanterelle's and white wine and cook until chanterelle's are crispy (be sure not to charr them.)

Melt 1 Tb olive oil in a different small or med skillet.  Add the sliced onions and cook until caramelized (browned.)

Heat grill to med/high and oil grates.   Cook the burgers until desired doneness.  Medium is about 5-6 minutes.  Place the buns on the grill for about 1 min.

Assemble the lettuce, tomato, patty, gorgonzola, onions and top with the chanterelles and add any condiment desired.

Recipe adapted from Epicurean Mom


  1. That looks deliciously simple, the way I like my burger without all the fuss.

  2. Oh my goodness gracious! That looks wonderful! I can't wait to try out some of your recipies! So glad to have found your site!


  3. This is delicious. Can I have one please????

  4. This burger looks so juicy! Can't wait to try the crispy mushrooms and the recipe.


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