Mushroom Wagyu Burger

Have you tried our Wagyu burger patties yet?! Make the most out of their flavour and enjoy them ‘bunless’! A lower-carb, healther Wagyu burger, using a portobello mushroom as the bun. Paired with the most delicious shoestring fried carrots & your fave toppings – you could also zap these in the air fryer instead of frying them in oil.

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Beef
  • Burgers

Cuisine

  • South African

Cooking Methods

  • Frying

Serves

4

Prep Time

45 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes

Ingredients

For the Burger:

  • 400g x 2 Wagyu Beef burger patties
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 large brown mushrooms
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Lettuce
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Tzatziki:

  • 1/2 cucumber, grated
  • 250ml (1 cup) double thick plain yoghurt
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • Handful mint, chopped

For the Sweet Potato and Carrot Crisps:

  • 3 large carrots, finely julienned
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • Oil for frying

Directions

For the Burger:

  1. Cook the patties on a warm braai or fry them to your liking in a frying pan.
  2. While the patties are still hot, place the grated cheese on them and allow to melt.
  3. Braai or fry the mushrooms in a pan with a knob of butter until cooked. Season to taste.
  4. Heat a frying pan with a dash of olive oil and fry the onion on a low heat for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and thyme and fry for another 10 minutes or until caramelised. Season to taste.
  5. For the Tzatziki:

    1. Place the grated cucumber in a cheese/muslin cloth, or alternatively, use a strainer and press all the liquid from the cucumber
    2. Combine with the yoghurt, lemon zest and mint. Season to taste.
    3. For the Sweet Potato and Carrot Crisps:

      1. Heat the oil for frying and fry the carrot and sweet potato crisps separately until crispy and drain on kitchen towel.
      2. To assemble:

        1. Place the mushrooms on a plate and top with lettuce and a patty, top that with the sliced tomato and another cheesy patty.
        2. Finish with the caramelised onion and tzatziki. Serve with the carrot and sweet potato crisps.
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