There are two things I have been crazy about this summer; seafood (for obvious reasons) and homemade burgers. Since the warm weather hit I have been grilling up burgers every week. Chicken burgers, turkey burgers, blended mushroom beef burgers… and I’m talking get-your-hand-in-a-bowl-and-squish-away homemade burgers!
If you are serving burgers at home, homemade is the way to go! You can control the ingredients, the flavours, and the toppings. Personally, the toppings are my favorite part! Gourmet cheeses, caramelized onions & mushrooms, specialty sauces, and of course pickles are among my must-have toppings! So when Bick’s Pickles approached me and asked me to share my favourite burger recipe to celebrate the launch of their new “Name a Burger Success Story” Contest, I jumped at the chance.
I quickly found myself in my kitchen surrounded by pickles (what a lovely place to be in right?); dill pickles, sweet pickles, pickled beets, and onion relish. The ideas began swirling… finally it hit me. Deep fried sweet pickles. On top of the burger. Yes!
Blended Mushroom Burger Topped with Brie, Bick’s Zesty Onion Relish & Deep Fried Sweet Pickles
Finely chopped mushrooms blend seamless with the lean beef & pork in this juicy burger. Smothered with creamy brie and Bick’s Zesty Onion Relish, the deep fried sweet pickles are like the cherry-on-top of this great tasting Canadian burger!
1 lb. fresh crimini mushrooms, finely chopped and cooked
1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 lb. lean ground pork
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1 large egg
1/2 tsp dehydrated minced garlic
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dehydrated minced onion
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp hot red pepper flakes
3 slices of brie
1 heaping spoonful of Bick’s Zesty Onion Relish
3-5 slices of deep fried sweet pickles to top
1. In a food processor, finely chop mushrooms.
2. In a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat, cook chopped mushrooms until most of the moisture has been evaporated, approximately 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
3. In a large bowl combine cooled mushrooms, beef, pork, breadcrumbs, egg, and spices. Using your hand mix until incorporated.
4. Form into patties, and cook either on the barbecue or on the stove-top until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees fahrenheit.
5. Turn off BBQ and place brie on patties. Keep warm until brie starts to melt. Remove from grill.
6. Place burger patty on buns and top with relish. Place deep fried sweet pickles on top and using a skewer, secure them in place. Serve hot!
Deep Fried Pickles
1 cup of Bick’s Yum Yum Sweet Pickles
1. Heat oil in medium sized pot to 375°F.
2. In three shallow bowls place flour, beaten egg, and breadcrumbs.
3. Dip each sweet pickle into flour mixture, then into egg, then coat pickle with bread crumbs.
4. After all pickles have been breaded, begin to fry in batches. Fry in hot oil for 3-4 minutes, turning once, or until deep golden brown. Remove pickles and place on paper towel to drain.
// Name a Burger and WIN! \
Do you love burgers as much as I do? One thing is for sure, Bick’s pickles loves burgers! So much so in fact, they are running a new promotion where you can win a dream cottage vacation just by naming a burger success story!
Visit www.bicks.ca, click on the “Bick’s Success Stories” icon, and enter the name of a burger – it’s that simple! Just by naming a burger, you’ll be entered to win 1 of 4 cottage vacations (awarded as a cheque) where you’ll be able to create your own burger success stories!
Whether you are enjoying a burger at a restaurant, sitting on your deck at home, at the cottage, or a lakeside picnic, that burger needs a pickle on it!
What’s your favourite burger topping?
Disclosure: This was a paid post by Bick’s Pickles, however all my opinions and recipe are my own. The contest is administered by Bick’s, so please visit Bicks.ca for the Official Rules, contest entry form and complete details.