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MUSHROOM PATE BURGER WITH BLACKBERRY COMPOTE AND CARMELIZED ONIONS

MUSHROOM PATE BURGER WITH BLACKBERRY COMPOTE AND CARMELIZED ONIONS

Look up umami in the dictionary and you get this burger! Don't skip any component, believe me they all work together perfectly. The tangy compote, earthy mushroom pate, sweet onions, and lightly dressed greens are perfect accompaniment to the beef. For the burger patty, I've played with so many different ingredients in the past, but I've found this the absolute best! Trust me, you will never make burgers any other way.

Here's what you'll need

  • 2 pounds ground beef (the fattier the better)
  • 4 good burger buns
  • 1 package mushrooms (about 400g)
  • 2 small onion
  • 1 cup creme fraiche
  • 2 cloves garlic (
  • 2 tbsp grainy mustard
  • ¼ cup butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 package blackberries (about 200g)
  • 1 large pickled walnut (order some up with this link)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. sautee the onions, mushrooms and garlic in butter and olive oil until cooked and soft (about 8 minutes)

  2. toss it all into a food processor and blitz until smooth

  3. add the creme fraiche, mustard and thyme and blitz another few seconds to mix and set aside

  4. MUSHROOM PATE BURGER WITH BLACKBERRY COMPOTE AND CARMELIZED ONIONS

  5. in a small pot, sautee onions and garlic in some olive until translucent and fragrant

  6. toss in the blackberries, diced pickled walnuts and sugar and simmer for 10 minutes or so (you may have to add a splash of water to get them going)

  7. once most of the liquid is gone, set aside to cool completely

  8. in the meantime, sautee thick sliced onions in butter and olive oil on low heat for at least 20 minutes or until caramelized

  9. divide the ground beef into 4 balls and flatten them with your hand between 2 pieces of waxed paper until they're a bit bigger than the base of the burger bun...that's it!! Don't add anything else!!

  10. season the patties really well with salt and pepper on both sides and fry them up (or grill if you like)

  11. brush the buns with olive oil and bake them a minute or two to toast them up

  12. top the burger with some lightly vinaigrette-dressed greens, the burger patty, the mushroom pate, caramelized onions and then the blackberry compote

  13. serve with loads of napkins!

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