Burger of Earthly Delights


Ingredients in this Recipe

  • 1 1/2 pound best ground beef you can find (85 90% lean), preferably grass fed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup red wine (young, full bodied and easy drinking I used a Chilean Cab)
  • 1 small sweet onion, halved, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves from 5 6 sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon minced Italian flat leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup beef broth from a concentrated paste (that is what I had on hand, can also use beef stock)
  • 1/4 cup semi firm, crumbly, rich blue cheese such as Gorgonzola or Roquefort (for a really decadent burger, you could also use Spanish Cabrales it is so rich and so good but it can also easily overpower your burger so make sure you distribute it well. I
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed with the flat side of a large knife
  • 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 ounces mixture of your favorite mushrooms; I used a mix of shiitake and oyster
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Sea salt

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