How did you all like that Bacon Jalapeno Guacamole Burger from last post? I know my husband and I absolutely loved it! Up next on my list of burgers is one that I wanted to change up from the original mushroom Swiss burgers you normally get. This one I am actually using some wild Boar burger patties that I bought at the Millarville Farmers Market back in September. Again I love supporting local and provincial companies and farms. I have been waiting for the right time to use them up and what not a better time then when I am doing my burger series.
Wild Boar Mushroom Swiss Burger
2 wild Boar burger patties
4 slices of Swiss cheese
1 large red onion, cut into thin slices and the centre part removed (so you have nice thin strips)
1 large sweet Mayan onion, cut into thin slices and the centre removed as well
2 cups of crimini mushroom slices
2 gourmet burger buns
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of olive oil
salt and pepper
In a large pot heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter at a low/medium temperature. Add onions once the butter has melted and is foaming. With a spatula stir the onions to coat with the butter and oil. Cook the onions for 15 minutes or until caramelized. Make sure to stir every 1 to 2 minutes, to prevent burning, but you want to make sure the onions are a deep golden brown and turn sweet in flavour.
In another pan heat up the rest of the butter and olive oil on a medium heat. Add mushrooms and stir with a spatula to coat with the butter and oil. stirring frequently, cook the mushrooms until they are tender and have browned. Once cooked remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
In another pan heat it up to a medium high heat. Lightly salt and pepper the boar burger patties. Add to the hot pan and cook around 5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature is 160F. Add two slices of Swiss cheese on top of the burgers and place a lid on top and allow the residual heat from the pan to melt the cheese.
Cut the bun in half width wise. Spread some mayo onto each cut side of the bun. Place the burger patty onto the bottom one, then place some onions on top and then the mushrooms.
This was such a nice combo of flavours and the Boar meat is fairly mild so it just takes on all the toppings. So go on and sink your teeth into this one, I know I sure did!
Stay tuned for 3 more burgers coming your way.
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