1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoons butter, divided
4 hamburger buns, split
Optional toppings: Tomato slices, lettuce leaves, dill pickle slices, ketchup and mustard
1. Sprinkle ground beef with seasoned salt and pepper. Pulse mushrooms in a food processor until finely chopped. Add to seasoned beef, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add burgers; cook 6-8 minutes on each side, basting with butter, until a thermometer reads 160°. Remove from heat; keep warm. Add bun tops to skillet; toast until golden brown.
3. Transfer burgers to bun bottoms. Top each with 1 teaspoon butter. Replace bun tops. Serve with toppings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
YIELD: 4 servings.
This recipe is an effort to duplicate the butter burgers found in restaurants all over Wisconsin.
1 burger: 400 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 543mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.