Mozzarellissima Mushroom Burger

(NC)—Perfect for summer get-togethers, this succulent dish is far from the typical cheeseburger. Packed with flavourful mushrooms and delectable cheese, it will have your mouth watering at first sight. More recipes can be found at

Mozzarellissima Mushroom Burger

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 to 6


7 oz (200 g) white mushrooms, thinly sliced
6 to 7 green onions, finely chopped
olive oil, to taste
2 tbsp (30 mL) white wine
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 lbs (1 kg) ground beef
8 oz (250 g) Saputo Mozzarellissima cheese, cut in small cubes
1 head radicchio
4 to 6 hamburger buns


1. In a pan, sauté mushrooms and green onions in a drizzle of olive oil. Deglaze with white wine. Once the wine has evaporated, remove the vegetables from heat and let cool. Add salt to taste.

2. In a bowl, mix ground beef, cooked vegetables, the Mozzarellissima and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Shape the ground beef mixture into balls and flatten them to form hamburger patties.

4. Cut the radicchio in half and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Cook the radicchio on the barbecue for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, and the hamburgers for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or according to your personal cooking preference.

6. Finely mince the grilled radicchio to garnish your hamburgers once they are cooked.

Tips: You can replace the white mushrooms with shitake or porcini mushrooms. You only need a small quantity of porcinis, as their flavour is fairly strong. You can also substitute the white wine with brandy.


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